ERIC Number: ED402446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Study of Educational Needs and Interests of Saskatchewan Seniors and Professionals in Relation to Abuse and Mistreatment of Older Adults.
Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension. Seniors Education Centre.
Educational needs and interests of seniors and professionals were studied in relation to abuse and mistreatment of older adults in Saskatchewan, Canada. A triangulated approach involved three data collection instruments: telephone questionnaire interviews, focus group meetings, and key informant telephone interviews. Older adults, aged 55 and over, and persons working with seniors in a professional capacity likely to participate in learning events related to senior abuse were identified and invited to participate in the study. The telephone questionnaire involved 30 participants, the 3 focus groups had 30 participants, and key informant telephone interviews had 8 participants. Education was seen as the key to empowerment and prevention. Five topics were rated as extremely important: basic information on senior abuse, caregiving issues, positive images of older adults, support services and counseling, and intervention and protocol development. Among educational tools and methods discussed, audiovisual resources rated the highest. Interactive workshops or training sessions with the instructor on site were seen as valuable. Distance education was seen as more useful for professionals than older adults. Involvement of seniors and peer support were viewed as a helpful educational process. Barriers included time, other commitments, topic, weather conditions, distance, and cost. Recommendations were made to develop programs on elder abuse. (Appendixes contain 21 references and instruments.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Elder Abuse, Family Problems, Family Violence, Foreign Countries, Middle Aged Adults, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Prevention, Professional Development
Seniors' Education Centre, University Extension, University of Regina, 106 Gallery Bldg., College Avenue and Cornwall Street, Regina S4S OA2, Saskatchewan, Canada ($10 including shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regina Univ. (Saskatchewan). Univ. Extension. Seniors Education Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada