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Holdsworth, Jason K.; Arun, Özgür – Educational Gerontology, 2017
While there are various approaches to gerontological and geriatrics (and social sciences) education globally, a component commonly included in undergraduate education is a final thesis project. In Turkey, the Department of Gerontology at Akdeniz University has undertaken a unique approach to thesis development that values and draws on accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Theses, Gerontology
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Fringer, André; Huth, Martina; Hantikainen, Virpi – Educational Gerontology, 2015
In geriatric care, movement support skills of nurses are often limited, resulting in unnecessary functional decline of older adult residents and physical strain of nurses. Kinaesthetics training aims to improve movement competences of nurses and residents. The aim of this qualitative descriptive study is to describe nursing teams' experience with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kinesthetic Methods, Geriatrics, Older Adults
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Mohd Natar, Ahmad Kamal; Nagappan, Rajendran; Ainuddin, Husna Ahmad; Masuri, Ghazali; Thanapalan, Chandra Kannan K. – Educational Gerontology, 2015
Current cognitive screening tests are difficult to use due to their deficit in cultural and conceptual significance and translation into other languages. The purpose of this study was to translate the Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment for Geriatrics (LOTCA-G) into Malay language and test its reliability and validity for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geriatrics, Older Adults, Cognitive Measurement
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Park, Juyoung; Hawkins, Michele; Hamlin, Elwood; Hawkins, Wesley; Bamdas, Jo Ann M. – Educational Gerontology, 2014
This study examined whether attitudes toward interprofessional collaboration (Physician-Nurse, Physician-Social Worker, Nurse-Social Worker) held by medical, social work, and nursing students changed after completing an interprofessional curriculum consisting of (a) Interprofessional Education Development Session and (b) the Senior Aging and…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Interprofessional Relationship, Geriatrics, Aging Education
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de Guzman, Allan B.; Jimenez, Benito Christian B.; Jocson, Kathlyn P.; Junio, Aileen R.; Junio, Drazen E.; Jurado, Jasper Benjamin N.; Justiniano, Angela Bianca F. – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Anchored on the key constucts of Ajzen's Theory of Planned Behavior (1985), this paper seeks to test a model that explores the influence of knowledge, attitude, and caring behavior on nursing students' behavioral intention toward geriatric care. A five-part survey-questionnaire was administered to 839 third and fourth year nursing students from a…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Intention
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Bonifas, Robin P.; Gray, Amanda K. – Educational Gerontology, 2013
Although several interprofessional education projects have addressed training allied health students for effective teamwork in geriatrics, few curriculum evaluation studies have examined differences in learning outcomes between interprofessional and traditional uniprofessional approaches, especially for social work students. This paper compares…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Training, Geriatrics, Comparative Analysis
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Maschi, Tina; MacMillan, Thalia; Pardasani, Manoj; Lee, Ji Seon; Moreno, Claudia – Educational Gerontology, 2012
The purpose of this study was to evaluate an experiential learning project with BSW students to see if their perceptions of older adults have changed. The project consisted of an oral history project and presentation that matched BSW students with older adults from diverse ethnic backgrounds to gather their immigration narratives. The study used a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Attitudes, Geriatrics, Oral History
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de Guzman, Allan B.; Maravilla, Katrina N.; Maravilla, Veniza Anne M.; Marfil, Jomille D. V.; Marinas, Janine Angelica R.; Marquez, Jorelle Michael B. – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Numerous studies have been conducted worldwide about loneliness in older adults living in nursing homes and the factors associated with it. However, only a few studies have focused on social factors that may predispose these older adults to experience loneliness. The purpose of this study was to examine the interplay between and among loneliness,…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Measures (Individuals), Geriatrics, Social Isolation
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Bonifas, Robin P. – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Research has highlighted the challenges social services professionals face in providing quality psychosocial care to persons living in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). A primary area of difficulty is addressing the needs of persons with mental health conditions, including problematic behaviors associated with dementia. This study evaluated the…
Descriptors: Dementia, Health Conditions, Mental Health, Geriatrics
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Hollar, David; Roberts, Ellen; Busby-Whitehead, Jan – Educational Gerontology, 2011
This study tested the reliability and validity of the Carolina Opinions on Care of Older Adults (COCOA) survey compared with the Geriatric Assessment Survey (GAS). Participants were first year medical students (n = 160). A Linear Structural Relations (LISREL) measurement model for COCOA had a moderately strong fit that was significantly better…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Attitudes, Older Adults, Measures (Individuals)
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Fiske, Amy; Zimmerman, Jennifer A.; Scogin, Forrest – Educational Gerontology, 2011
The need for clinical geropsychologists currently exceeds their availability, and this imbalance is expected to worsen along with the impending growth in the older adult population. Effective geropsychology mentoring may be helpful in meeting this challenge. However, little is known about mentoring within clinical geropsychology. The present paper…
Descriptors: Mentors, Older Adults, Psychology, Psychological Services
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Lun, Man Wai Alice – Educational Gerontology, 2011
The international community is facing the pressure of aging societies. In the United States of America, we will shortly be facing the aging of baby boomers, a dramatically large population expected to peak as senior citizens in 2030 at 70 million. Global societies are facing a crisis: lack of adequately trained and emotionally oriented personnel…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Human Services, Negative Attitudes, Gerontology
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Black, Kathy – Educational Gerontology, 2011
Professional practice with older adults is performed in a variety of settings and across a broad range of areas. Planning for care throughout the end of life represents an increasingly important aspect of work with older adults as a result of the nation's aging demographic and concomitant health care needs. Community-based geriatric case managers…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Health Needs, Geriatrics, Aging (Individuals)
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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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Ramklass, Serela S.; Butau, Anne; Ntinga, Nomusa; Cele, Nozipho – Educational Gerontology, 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…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Geriatrics, Education Work Relationship, Aging Education
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