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ERIC Number: EJ915948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Geriatrics Educational Outreach: A Tale of Three GRECCs
Clark, Elizabeth; Fitzgerald, James T.; Griffith, Jennifer; Weir, Charlene
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v32 n1 p93-106 2011
Current geriatrics workforce projections indicate that clinicians who care for adults will need basic geriatrics knowledge and skills to address the geriatric syndromes and issues that limit functional independence and complicate medical management. This is most evident for the clinicians caring for veterans in the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics nationwide. Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Centers (GRECCs), whose staff are geriatric-content experts, have developed a number of programs to tackle this daunting educational task. This article introduces three different programs designed and implemented by GRECCs to train currently practicing health care providers in the Veterans Health Administration medical clinics. It also describes the successes and lessons learned from these three programs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A