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Hesselink, Gijs; Sir, Özcan; Öztürk, Ekin; Heiwegen, Nikki; Olde Rikkert, Marcel; Schoon, Yvonne – Health Education Research, 2020
Emergency physicians (EPs) often regard care for older adults as complex, while they lack sufficient geriatric skills. This study evaluates the effect of a geriatric education program on EPs' geriatric knowledge, attitude and medical practice when treating older adults. A mixed-methods study was performed on EPs from two Dutch hospitals. Effects…
Descriptors: Geriatrics, Older Adults, Physicians, Medical Education
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Tewary, Sweta; Altaf, Rida; Pandya, Naushira; Luis, Melinda; Masri, Hady; Emmadi, Sravya – Educational Gerontology, 2021
The need for improved competency in the health care and caregiving workforce is shaped by several factors. These include demographic shifts, a shortage of trained geriatricians, lack of primary health-care providers with adequate training in geriatrics, and persisting unmet needs reflected by poor health status indicators of older Floridians.…
Descriptors: Geriatrics, Medical Education, Graduate Students, Medical Students
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Lee, Kathy; Richardson, Virginia E. – Educational Gerontology, 2020
Seasoned geriatric community health workers offered valuable data that will inform educators and community health workers working with older persons. Geriatric community health workers' views about retirement and about facilitators and barriers that keep them engaged with older adults during retirement were identified. Twenty geriatric community…
Descriptors: Geriatrics, Educational Gerontology, Aging (Individuals), Public Health
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Pandya, Samta P. – Journal of Social Work Education, 2022
This article reports the results of a study on the impact of an online meditation (OMP) program in building resilience and geriatric social work competencies among postgraduate social work students across contexts. The OMP was fairly effective (Cohen's d range=4.84-5.49, p[less than or equal to] 0.012), and students who participated in it…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Resilience (Psychology), Older Adults
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Halli-Tierney, Anne D.; McKinney, Robert E., Jr.; Gold, Allyson E.; Allen, Rebecca S.; Carroll, Dana G. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2021
This article focuses on the use of interprofessional case discussions as an interactive learning approach to cultivate professional identity formation among multiple professions while simultaneously promoting geriatric education and enhancing learning about diverse disciplines needed for care of the older adult.
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Geriatrics, Older Adults, Educational Gerontology
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Zhai, Tina; Bailey, Phoebe E.; Rogers, Kris D.; Kneebone, Ian I. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2022
This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI) in younger adults. Participants were 212 younger adults age M = 22 (range = 17-53) years. They completed a demographic information questionnaire and self-report measures: the GAI, the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS), the Generalized Anxiety…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Psychometrics, Late Adolescents, Adults
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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Scott, JoAnne – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
Cultural stereotypes rooted in both antiquated data and misinterpretation of data have long perpetuated the belief that older adults are unable to learn new concepts because they are doomed to lose brain cells at an alarming rate during their geriatric years. However, advances in neurophysiological technologies that allow researchers to observe…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Neurology, Physiology
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Alex, Deepa; Kumari, Yatinesh; Kadirvelu, Amudha – Education Sciences, 2021
A rapid demographic transition to aging populations is imminent over the next decade, especially in Southeast Asian countries. An aging population presents a host of medical challenges, such as multimorbidity; chronic illnesses; and geriatric syndromes, such as frailty, falls, dementia, and incontinence. In order to tackle such issues efficiently,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Learning Modules
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Ford, Channing R.; Sawyer, Patricia; Brown, Cynthia J. – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
Continuing education (CE) provides community healthcare practitioners an opportunity to develop and maintain competence after their initial training is complete. With increasing clinical demands and limited resources for practicing community providers, the need for easily accessible, high-quality continuing education is in growing demand. Also,…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Geriatrics, Web Based Instruction, Rural Areas
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Bulgarelli, Alexandre F.; Toassi, Ramona F. C. – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This study was developed to show a professor's perspective to comprehend his difficulties and challenges, within a different scenario and culture of teaching geriatric dentistry in a nursing home. It was a self-analysis theoretically supported by the Social Constructionism and the Interpretative Autoethnography perspective. Data were constructed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Geriatrics, Health Education
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Nguyen, An Thi; Burnside, Sharon; Junge, Kristin; Somerville, Emily Kling; Keglovits, Marian; Stark, Susan Lynn – Educational Gerontology, 2020
Community advisory boards (CABs) have been used to improve research outcomes involving specific communities and populations, including older adults. There is potential to synergize the use of CABs to encompass both research activities and the education of healthcare professionals to help meet increasing demands for a geriatric healthcare workforce…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Advisory Committees, Older Adults, Health Personnel
Negad, Cirila D. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The progressive growth of geriatric facilities as valuable element of the health care system signified for increased services from health care workers particularly Registered Nurses (RNs). A major health care concern could be perceived due to the inadequate number of RNs providing care to elderly patients. Most studies centered on insufficiency of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nurses, Specialization, Geriatrics
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Gallagher, John M.; Bonifas, Robin P.; Warner, Elise – Journal of Social Work Education, 2020
The Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II is the leading measure of students' competency with older adults. Although the 40-item instrument has demonstrated strong internal consistency and congruent validity, the hypothesized four-factor structure has not been tested. We used confirmatory factor analysis with a sample of social work students…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Social Work, Measures (Individuals), Older Adults
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Kumar, Chandrika; Bensadon, Benjamin A.; Van Ness, Peter H.; Cooney, Leo M. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Most geriatric care is provided in non-hospital settings. Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents should therefore learn about these different clinical sites and acuity levels of care. To help facilitate this learning, a geriatrics training curriculum for internal medicine residents was developed that focused on cognition, function, goals…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Geriatrics, Hospitals, Medical Education
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Dassel, Kara; Butler, Jorie; Telonidis, Jacqueline; Edelman, Linda – Educational Gerontology, 2020
We developed online training modules focused on Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) designed to improve best care practices in long-term care settings, such as nursing homes, as a part of a federal grant focused on improving geriatric education for interprofessional (collaboration among different professions providing patient care)…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Dementia, Health Services, Best Practices
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