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ERIC Number: EJ870537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Current Events Groups in Long-Term Care: A Guide to Facilitating a Successful Group
Vacha-Haase, Tammi; Archibald, Krystle B.; Brescian, Natalie E.; Martin, Kate L.; Fitzpatrick, Kathryn
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v34 n4 p382-403 Dec 2009
With an increasing older population and need for institutionalization care, the demand for group work in long-term care (LTC) is increasing. Group therapy can be utilized as a strength-based model, providing socialization and cognitive stimulation with the goal of increasing overall psychological well being for LTC residents. The present article provides a step-by-step outline for setting up and implementing a current events group with older adults in an LTC setting. Additional attention is given to the importance for outcome measures evaluating the impact of the group. A comprehensive list of geriatric-sensitive assessment instruments is presented. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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