NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ863385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Geriatrician Training in the Care of Elders with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
Tyler, Carl V., Jr.; Rader, Erin; Campbell, James W.; Zyzanski, Stephen J.; Panaite, Vanessa
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v30 n4 p332-340 2009
Adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) are now living to late life. Whether geriatricians are being trained to provide care for this clinically complex subpopulation of elders has not been examined. Two thirds of all geriatric fellowship directors in the United States responded to a Web-based survey of curriculum and training in this area. Forty-four percent rated training in this area as "important" or "very important," but only 26% of directors rated their graduates as moderately or highly competent in caring for elders with IDD. We report our survey findings and implications for future curricular development. (Contains 3 tables.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A