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Porter, Russell; Berry, Jeremy; Cude, Kellie; Anderson, Stephen; Britt, Sanfrena – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This is the third study of Cognitive Care Education in New York State nursing homes using cross-sectional methods over a 25 year period. The data indicate that the Cognitive Care Education increased at statistically significant levels, albeit by evolutionary means. It is now time for "A Revolutionary Change," for Cognitive Care…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Cognitive Ability
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Kusmaul, Nancy – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Direct caregivers in nursing homes are the certified nursing assistants (CNAs) who provide the majority of hands-on care. This study administered a knowledge instrument to a sample of CNAs () employed at nursing homes in a northeastern city to evaluate their knowledge in the domains of aging, cognition, and mental health. This study found that…
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Educational Gerontology, Nursing Homes, Knowledge Level
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Scott, Theresa L.; Mittelman, Mary S.; Beattie, Elizabeth; Parker, Deborah; Neville, Christine – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The aim of this study was to develop an Internet-based self-directed training program for Australian healthcare workers to facilitate learning and competence in delivery of a proven intervention for caregivers of people with dementia: The New York University Caregiver Intervention (NYUCI). The NYUCI is a nonpharmacological, multicomponent…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Older Adults, Health Personnel, Caregivers
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Margolin, Sara J. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
The present research aimed to examine young and older adults' comprehension of negated text to determine the locus of older adults' difficulty in understanding this text construction. Participants were asked to read short passages at their own pace, complete a lexical decision task, and answer a comprehension question about what they had read.…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Readability, Task Analysis, Reading Tests
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Ko, Eunjeong; Roh, Soonhee; Higgins, Doreen – Educational Gerontology, 2013
End-of-life communication is an important process as it allows individuals' treatment preferences to be known, yet not every culture is receptive to such discussions. Planning for end-of-life care is not readily supported in Asian culture, and little is known about individuals' communication with family and health care professionals among older…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Korean Americans, Death, Interpersonal Communication
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Holody, Richard; Kolb, Patricia – Educational Gerontology, 2011
The authors and their colleagues have sustained infusion of gerontological content across their social work curriculum since implementation of their CSWE-Hartford Foundation GeroRich project from 2002-2004. Based on experiences in our department, we recommend 10 steps that include (a) responding to anticipated faculty resistance, (b) identifying…
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Gerontology, Motivation Techniques, Film Libraries
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Heyman, Janna C.; Sealy, Yvette M. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
This study examined physicians' attitude, involvement, and perceived barriers with the health care proxy. A cross sectional, correlational design was used to survey practicing physicians (N = 70). Physicians had positive attitudes toward the health care proxy and indicated that the most significant barriers to health care proxy completion were…
Descriptors: Physicians, Terminal Illness, Health Services, Decision Making
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Clarke, Egerton – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Much research examines the professional nursing practices of traditional and modern caregivers, but it remains unclear whether the delivery of extra-required services is diminished as the caregiver moves from traditional to modern community. Building on the classical works of sociologists Ferdinand Tonnies, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim, this…
Descriptors: Nurses, Caregivers, Foreign Countries, Nursing Education
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Heo, Jinmoo; Lee, Youngkhill – Educational Gerontology, 2010
This study investigated factors that explain the life satisfaction of Senior Games participants. One 193 older adults from the 2005 Michigan State Senior Games and the 2005 New York State Senior Games participated in the study. The results of the study show that one of the indicators of serious leisure (affective attachment) was positively…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Leisure Time, Older Adults, Psychological Patterns