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ERIC Number: ED356360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Pages: 12
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Beyond Ageism: The Life History Approach Educates and Empowers Health Care Providers To Improve the Quality of Life of Elderly Patients.
Muller, Lucienne; Steinberg, Marsha
In this proposed training model for caregivers working with the frail elderly, the focus is first on encouraging participants to construct and share fragments of their lived experiences with elderly people and their beliefs about the aging process. Next, participants are asked to bring back written observations of their own work styles and working conditions in skilled nursing facilities. The model is adapted from the life history approach, an important tool for social science research in both sociology and anthropology. This radically abridged version of the approach involves oral sharing, elaboration and recording of life history events in writing, analysis, and group discussion in each session. Much current writing on use of the life history approach in adult education and training is in French by French, Canadian, and Swiss adult educators. Focus of adult educators using this approach seems to be on the education and training of adult educators and trainers. Components of the training program include the following: a program goal, objectives, design, and brief outline for three sessions that cover a life history approach to understanding conceptions of aging, understanding working with the elderly, and developing a work style. (Contains 16 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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