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ERIC Number: EJ844134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Importance and Adequacy of Practice Competencies for Care Professionals in Aging-Related Fields: The Chinese Administrator's Perspective
Ma, Ambrose
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v26 n2 p17-34 2005
The rapid growth of the older population has increased the need for care professionals with training in gerontology or geriatrics. This study analyzes the perceived importance and adequacy of practice competencies for entry-level care professionals in aging-related fields in Hong Kong. The administrators of non-governmental organizations that provide aging-related services were surveyed. The most important competencies were identified, as well as those that underperformed and some that were cross-culturally relevant. Potential areas and new directions for the development of competencies for care professionals were also examined. The methods used in this study could serve as a reference for further studies in gerontology and geriatrics education. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong