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ERIC Number: EJ837878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
An Innovative Home-Based Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Experience
McWilliams, Andrew; Rosemond, Cherie; Roberts, Ellen; Calleson, Diane; Busby-Whitehead, Jan
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v28 n3 p89-104 Jan 2008
The University of North Carolina Mobile Student Health Action Coalition (UNC MSHAC) at Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a voluntary service-learning program in which interdisciplinary teams of graduate level health professional students provide monthly home visits to isolated, community-dwelling elders with complex medical and social issues. Students are mentored by UNC clinical faculty and retirees from the local community. Together, mentors and students generate action plans to improve the health and well-being of the participating elders. We report here the qualitative and quantitative results from our program evaluation demonstrating UNC MSHAC as an effective, service-learning model that compliments curricula, is satisfactory to students, and is a vehicle for academic institutions to serve elders in the local community. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina