ERIC Number: ED327074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Caring for an Aging Society: Issues and Strategies for Gerontology Education.
Denton, David R.
The monograph addresses the need in the United States for greater numbers of gerontology programs and education in the health care of, and human services for, an aging society. Statistical information is provided concerning the aging of America within the U.S. and the 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states as well as the aging of minority populations. Examined first is the impact on health and human services of an aging population. Next, the education and training of the human resources needed by the elderly is discussed, including the development of geriatric training centers, the future outlooks for gerontology education, the role of the specialist, new educational settings (for example, teaching hospital, nursing home, an ever-expanding array of community-based settings), and the need for the continuing education of health professionals in geriatrics. Recommendations are provided concerning state curriculums, programs, and supportive measures in developing improvements in geriatric care and professional training. Appendices provide tables showing projected changes in the population aged 65 and over in the SREB states, 1980-2010, and list the educational programs in gerontology offered by institutions of higher education in the SREB states, geriatric education centers in SREB states that are funded by the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Veteran's Affairs, and graduate medical education programs in geriatrics that are located in SREB states. (GLR)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Educational Needs, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Health Facilities, Health Personnel, Health Programs, Health Services, Higher Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Medical Services, Professional Education, Statistics
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.