ERIC Number: ED228537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Geriatric Nutrition Workshop for the Dietetic Assistant.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
This workshop guide is a unit of study for teaching dietetic assistants to work with elderly persons. The objective of the unit is to enable the students to apply knowledge of the physiological and psychological effects of aging in providing nutritional care to the elderly in independent living and nursing home situations. Following the unit objective, the unit contains specific objectives (e.g., "to describe the effects of diminished senses on food intake"), suggested activities (e.g., "to invite resource person to speak on community services for the elderly"), unit references, information sheets on specific aspects of nutrition in relation to elderly persons, student assignment sheets, answers to assignment sheets, and a comprehensive unit test with answers. Topics covered in the unit include nutrient needs, the effects of illness on nutrient needs, recommended daily dietary allowances, and individual nutritional care plans, among others. (KC)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Behavioral Objectives, Dietetics, Dietitians, Diseases, Eating Habits, Food, Food Standards, Geriatrics, Learning Activities, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults, Paraprofessional Personnel, Physical Health, Physiology, Postsecondary Education, Psychology, Test Items, Units of Study, Vocational Education, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.
Note: For a related document see CE 035 732.