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ERIC Number: EJ897165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Caring for an Ageing Population: Are Physiotherapy Graduates Adequately Prepared?
Ramklass, Serela S.; Butau, Anne; Ntinga, Nomusa; Cele, Nozipho
Educational Gerontology, v36 n10-11 p940-950 2010
In view of South African policy developments related to the care of older persons, it was necessary to examine the nature of the geriatrics content within physiotherapy curricula. A survey was conducted amongst final-year student physiotherapists at South African universities, together with content analysis of physiotherapy curricula. Very little alignment was evident between the geriatric content in physiotherapy curricula and the strategies for intervention that were outlined in the policies for older persons and the transforming healthcare system. The development of care competencies and instructional strategies are necessary to guide the development of geriatric content in physiotherapy curricula. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa