ERIC Number: ED392884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
"Understanding Difficult Behavior": A Selection of Learning Experiences Designed for Staff in Long Term Facilities. A Training Manual. Geriatric Education and Resource Outreach.
Nigam, Linda; 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 three sections of learning experiences designed to help health care workers better understand and deal with "difficult" behavior on the part of residents in long-term care settings. Presented first are an introduction that discusses the context in which the manual was developed; explanation of the process-oriented approach adopted in the manual; and description of key characteristics of adult learners. The following topics are covered in the three sections of inservice materials: basic human needs (Maslow's hierarchy of human needs, self-esteem and behavior, admission to long-term care, relocating residents, universal human needs, human needs, getting needs met); factors contributing to problem situations (defining difficult behavior and understanding manipulative, difficult, and aggressive/assaultive behavior); understanding the communication process (communication, knowing residents, problem solving, caregivers). Each section contains some or all of the following: session overview; background information; learning experiences; handouts, worksheets; discussion sheets; discussion questions; instructor's guidelines/notes; case study; assessment guide; and student handouts. Thirty references are listed. Appended are a sample 3-hour training format and activities about Alzheimer disease. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aggression, Allied Health Occupations Education, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems, Communication Skills, Dementia, Geriatrics, Hostility, Individual Needs, Inservice Education, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Nurses Aides, Nursing Homes, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, 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 ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine