ERIC Number: ED392883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
"Topics in Aging and Mental Health." A Training Manual. Geriatric Education and Resource Outreach.
Mallory, Virginia; And Others
This manual, which is intended for use in conducting individualized inservice training sessions for certified nurse aides employed in nursing homes and boarding homes throughout Maine, contains six learning modules designed to help health care workers better meet the needs of elderly nursing home residents who are challenged with mental illness. Presented first is an introduction to the manual that includes the following: discussion of the facilitator's role in inservice training, a list of suggested training strategies; and guidelines for using a four-step training process involving learning needs assessment, information gathering, program planning and implementation, and training evaluation. The learning modules, each designed to be presented in a 2-hour session, deal with the following topics: the normal aging process; loss, grief, death, and dying; depression; dysfunctional behavior; dementia; and communication. Each learning module contains some or all of the following: session overview; objectives; background information; lesson plans for guiding trainees through training exercises; exercises; answers to the exercises/activities; and student handouts. Concluding the manual is a glossary. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Allied Health Occupations Education, Behavioral Objectives, Communication Skills, Competency Based Education, Death, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Problems, Geriatrics, Grief, Individualized Instruction, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Nurses Aides, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, State Curriculum Guides
State of Maine, Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Division of Mental Health, Office of Geriatric Services, 165 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0165 ($20).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine