Preparing advanced learners for geriatric team care: A short-term curricular model that works.
Authors: Glassburn SL, Westmoreland GR, Frank KI, Fulton JS, Garrison E, Roth S, Bo N, Tong Y, Litzelman DK Abstract Health outcomes for complex older adults are enhanced by interprofessional collaboration. Funded by a Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP), an interprofessional team of educators developed a short-term geriatrics experience, including four hours of pre-clinical education and 12-20 hours of immersion in team-based care for advanced learners in nursing (n = 70 APN), social work (n = 48 MSW), and medicine (n = 122 medical students). Content focused on five a...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 29, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Eliciting the educational priorities of home care workers caring for adults with heart failure.
CONCLUSIONS: HCWs expressed a need to learn more about signs and symptoms of HF and ways to assist patients with HF self-care. These findings can inform the development of an HF training program for HCWs that specifically addresses their expressed needs. PMID: 32666906 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 16, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

"I learned that I am loved": Older adults and undergraduate students mutually benefit from an interprofessional service-learning health promotion program.
"I learned that I am loved": Older adults and undergraduate students mutually benefit from an interprofessional service-learning health promotion program. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2020 Jul 13;:1-16 Authors: Howell BM, Redmond LC, Wanner S Abstract Although benefits of service-learning and interprofessional education (IPE) have been well documented to be effective for students in gerontology, few curricula appear to integrate both aspects into a single experience for undergraduate students in public health. We discuss the development and implementation of an IPE service-learning health promotion...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 15, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Students' dementia experience, knowledge, and concern: An opportunity for Age-Friendly University (AFU) programming.
This study examined the need for age-friendly efforts to include dementia-friendly educational opportunities by providing information about undergraduate students' personal experience, knowledge, and concern regarding dementia and Alzheimer's disease (D/AD), along with their interest in D/AD educational support. A total of 106 students responded (30% response rate) to an online survey distributed in diverse classes, with more than 50% of students indicating that they had experience with someone with D/AD, primarily a grandparent. Students showed low levels of knowledge and strong concern about developing D/AD, confirming t...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 15, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Age-Friendly University environmental scan: Exploring "age-friendliness" with stakeholders at one regional comprehensive university.
This article describes a qualitative exploratory study undertaken as part of the Environmental Scan that aimed to understand the perspectives of university stakeholders on supports, barriers, and opportunties to age-friendliness. Twenty-eight participant stakeholders from divisions across the university campus were purposefully sampled to engage in in-depth interviews that were recorded and transcribed. Qualitative thematic findings generated through constant comparative method of analysis include: Experience Sharing, Need for Intentionality in Age-Friendly Efforts, and Existence of Age-Inclusivity Barriers and Opportuniti...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - June 26, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Implementation of an evidence-based medicine curriculum in a fellowship program: Can it influence clinical practice?
Authors: Ramaswamy R, Leipzig RM, Hung WW Abstract While evidence-based medicine (EBM) curricula improves knowledge scores, correlation with physician behavior, and patient outcomes are not clear. We established an EBM curriculum for Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine fellows that included didactic teaching, opportunity for deliberate practice and presentation, and coaching and feedback from faculty experts, to determine the impact on self-assessed confidence in teaching EBM, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement (PBLI) competency rating and patient care decisions. Seventeen fellows at a New York City academic me...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - June 12, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

The evolution of AGHE as a global leader in education on aging: Why, how, and what's next.
This article reviews the evolution of AGHE's role in initiating and fostering global networks of educators in gerontology and geriatrics, including collaborative efforts with major international organizations (e.g., WHO, UN, IAGG) to increase the visibility and appreciation of aging-related issues among world leaders; sponsoring national and international meetings and publications to promote the exchange of ideas and refinement of teaching methodologies; initiating and adapting new models of gerontological training enhanced by advances in information and communication technology; and supporting world-wide cohorts of emergi...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - June 7, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Perspectives of Veterans Affairs mental health providers on working with older adults with dementia and their caregivers.
Authors: Wyman MF, Voils CI, Trivedi R, Boyle L, Goldman D, Umucu E, Zuelsdorff M, Johnson AL, Gleason CE Abstract Continuing education directed at building providers' skills and knowledge in geriatrics represents a practical approach to addressing the geriatric mental health (MH) care workforce shortage. To inform the development of professional training curricula, we surveyed MH providers (N = 65) at a Veterans Affairs medical center on working with older persons with dementia (PwD) and informal caregivers. Providers rated service provision to PwD and caregivers as highly important but endorsed modest s...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - May 20, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Enacting generativity, sustaining gerontology through mentoring.
Authors: Blieszner R Abstract This essay highlights the influence of mentors' talents, expertise, and generosity on the mentoring performed by the next generation of mentors. It includes selected examples of resources on mentoring that are readily available on the Internet. PMID: 32406316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - May 16, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Gerontology: Back to the future at UNC Charlotte?
Authors: Hancock C PMID: 32408800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - May 16, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Dr Robert L. Rubinstein's legacy, through the lens of teaching and mentorship.
Authors: Clark-Shirley L, Canham SL, Doyle P PMID: 32412360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - May 16, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Interprofessional, older adult, team-based home visits: A 6-year prospective analysis.
This study demonstrates improvement in attitudes toward older adults from student involvement in IPGC that combines didactic and experiential learning through community partnerships in a home-based setting. PMID: 32362239 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - May 6, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Impact of a community health conversation upon advance care planning attitudes and preparation intentions.
Conclusion: Educating individuals on the importance of advance care planning may be effective in changing community dwellers' intentions to start the conversation and put advanced care planning measures in place.Abbreviations: ACP: Advance Care Planning; CHAT: Conversations Health and Treatments; EoL: End of Life; HCP: Health Care Proxy; MOLST: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatments; PCP: Primary Care Physician. PMID: 32223366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - April 2, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Reflections on GSA's 75th anniversary.
Authors: Mendez J PMID: 32208918 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - March 28, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

On becoming a gerontological educator: A life course perspective.
Authors: Karasik RJ PMID: 32208093 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - March 27, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

The Heart of Mentoring: The 2019 Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award Lecture.
Authors: Fisher BJ Abstract Mentoring is one of the most important and rewarding tasks taken on by teachers and colleagues. It involves a love of teaching and a desire to assist others in their intellectual development and personal growth. Effective mentoring involves a variety of roles including that of teacher, facilitator, guide, counselor, and coach. Mentors must exhibit a variety of skills including competence in an area of expertise, good interpersonal communication skills, patience with process, openness and availability, and compassion. Everyone needs a mentor to develop and reach his or her full potential....
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - March 14, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Instapals: Reducing ageism by facilitating intergenerational contact and providing aging education.
Authors: Lytle A, Nowacek N, Levy SR Abstract Utilizing the PEACE (Positive Education about Aging and Contact Experiences) model as a theoretical foundation, Instapals was a novel ageism reduction intervention with undergraduate students in a non-gerontology course that 1) provided aging education and 2) facilitated positive 1-to-1 intergenerational relationships with older adults (individuals 65+) through daily exchanges on Instagram for 30 days and two in-person meetings. Paired t-tests demonstrate a significant decrease in aging anxiety, psychological concerns about aging, and negative stereotyping of older...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - March 6, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Addressing ageism using intergenerational performing arts interventions.
Authors: Ermer AE, York K, Mauro K Abstract Performing arts interventions may be one method to lessen age stereotypes among both the young and old. The present study examines how, and if, intergenerational performing arts interventions addressing age increases knowledge on ageism and counters ageist stereotypes. Two programs were assessed, one with a discussion component and the other without. Participants included 72 individuals aged 20-89. T-tests and repeated measures ANOVAs were used. Those under 50 experienced a significant increase in viewing ageism as a problem and those under 50 who participated in the disc...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - March 4, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Potentials and pitfalls of networking in interdisciplinary education: Taking on the challenges in gerontology and geriatrics.
Authors: Clark PG Abstract Gerontology and geriatrics are quintessentially interdisciplinary fields. To understand aging, an interdisciplinary perspective is necessary; to provide quality care to older adults with complex, chronic conditions, an interprofessional team is required. Academic, clinical, and community-based settings - with their vertical organizational structures - need bridging strategies to create networks that support interdisciplinary education in both classroom and experiential settings. Taking on these challenges requires emphasizing the importance of key competencies that integrate the unique pe...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - February 12, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Age-Friendly Universities (AFU): Possibilities and Power in Campus Connections.
Authors: Montepare JM, Farah KS, Bloom SF, Tauriac J Abstract Shifting age demographics are reshaping societies and challenging institutions of higher education to respond to aging populations through new approaches to teaching, research, and community engagement. The Age-Friendly University (AFU) initiative offers a set of guiding principles institutions can use to assess the extent to which their programs and practices are age inclusive, as well as identify gaps and opportunities. However, institutions need guiding change models to help them mount more comprehensive, integrated age-friendly efforts. Hirschhorn an...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - February 9, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Medical students perspectives and consideration of geriatrics for future practice. An exploratory study of a public medical school in Ghana.
Authors: Karikari G, Huber L, Lohrmann DK, Ozdogan Z Abstract Ghana has one of the fastest growing aging populations in sub-Sahara Africa, but little is known about the geriatric workforce. A sample of 12 medical students in one Ghanaian public university participated in an exploratory qualitative study to share their perspectives on specialty choices in Ghana, interest in working with older patients, and their consideration of geriatrics for future practice. The findings revealed limited knowledge of geriatrics as well as low interest in its selection as a specialty for future practice. These were attributable to ...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - February 6, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Foreword: Array of opportunities in health professions education programs to advance older adult health care.
Authors: Gugliucci MR, Weaver SA PMID: 32009568 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - February 6, 2020 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Experiential education through project-based learning: Sex and aging.
Authors: Naar JJ, Weaver RH, Sonnier-Netto L, Few-Demo A Abstract Myths and stereotypes of sex in late-life prevail. Unless the workforce is prepared to address the sexual health needs of older adults, it is difficult to disrupt ageism in professional settings. We evaluated a two-day project-based workshop designed for undergraduate students about sex and aging. Using content analysis, we examined open-ended responses from 41 undergraduate students. Three themes depicted the value of experiential project-based learning. Participants (1) appreciated the opportunity to develop transferable pre-professional skills, (2...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - December 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

A web-based training program for direct care workers in long-term care communities: Providing knowledge and skills to implement a music and memory intervention.
This study explored the impact of the Mason Music & Memory Initiative (M3I), a web-based, micro-learning training for direct care workers, combined with the implementation of the Music & Memory intervention. The training provided a foundational understanding of dementia and the person-centered music intervention. Twenty-five direct care workers, across two long-term care communities, completed the training modules over four weeks. All participants completed a pre- and posttest, determining their knowledge and understanding of dementia and the Music & Memory intervention adopted by their facilities. Many workers...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - December 7, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Introducing students to healthy aging within their own communities: An online applied research experience.
Authors: Silverstein NM, Pitheckoff N, Dugan E Abstract Engaging gerontology students in research that hits "close-to-home" can have lasting benefits for them and their communities both professionally and personally. Since 2016, cohorts of undergraduate/certificate students in an online applied research in aging course have explored healthy aging in their Massachusetts' (MA) communities. The students utilized both primary and secondary data sources. First, they extracted data from the 2014-2015 healthy aging data report (HADR) community profiles of 367 MA communities. Then they conducted in-person in...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - December 7, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Contemplative pedagogy as a framework for education about ageism.
Authors: Erickson MA Abstract Current education in gerontology focuses on sharing knowledge and promoting intergenerational contact in order to shift students' attitudes about aging and elders. Existing interventions, however, may be less effective in modifying students' emotional reactions and implicit ageism. Contemplative pedagogy includes practices that help students notice cognitive and emotional patterns and that may serve to reduce bias. Suggestions are made for ways to incorporate contemplative pedagogy in the gerontology classroom. PMID: 31691631 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - November 8, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Correction.
Authors: PMID: 31615348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - October 18, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Experiential service learning: Building skills and sensitivity with Kolb's learning theory.
Authors: Long EM, Gummelt G Abstract Preparing a healthcare workforce able to respond to the growing complexity of health issues facing older adults is a critical issue for interprofessional educators. Students are in need of experiences promoting confidence and skill in communicating with older adults with cognitive issues. Student emotional and cognitive responses to an interprofessional Music and Memory® project in long term care facilities were evaluated. Forty-eight students met with assigned adults weekly to develop personalized music playlists and complete a journal entry. Student participants demonstrat...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - October 2, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Gerontology competencies:Construction, consensus and contribution.
Authors: Fassbinder J PMID: 31559924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - September 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Older adults' active involvement in an undergraduate program in gerontology: Motives and meaning.
Authors: Sliepenbeek M, Smits C, Spelt EJ, Jukema JS Abstract Two Dutch undergraduate programs in applied gerontology have teamed up with older volunteers to educate students in collaborating with older adults in the field of age-friendly service development. The research question of this study was: What are the motives and meanings of the older volunteers concerning their participation in an undergraduate program? An explorative descriptive qualitative design was used to study the motives and meanings of the older volunteers through semi-structured interviews (n = 11) and a focus group interview (n ...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - September 25, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

My life, my story: Teaching patient centered care competencies for older adults through life story work.
Authors: Nathan S, Fiore LL, Saunders S, Hinrichs KL, Ruopp MD, Schwartz AW, Moye J Abstract We implemented "My Life, My Story" as an educational activity for enhancing patient-centered care (PCC) competencies across health professions trainees. Four hundred and eighty-two stories were completed for patients (M age = 72.5, SD = 12.7) primarily in inpatient medical settings, by trainees from seven disciplines. Trainees spent approximately 2 hours on the assignment; 84% felt this was a good use of their time. A mixed method survey evaluated the effectiveness of the activity on enhan...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - September 11, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Medicine, pharmacy and nursing trainees' perceptions of curriculum preparation to deprescribe and interprofessional roles in the deprescribing process.
Authors: Zimmerman KM, Bell CA, Donohoe KL, Salgado TM Abstract With increasing rates of polypharmacy among older adults, preparedness of current and future health care professionals to identify and deprescribe potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) is critical. Medicine (n = 28), pharmacy (n = 35) and nursing (n = 11) trainees enrolled in an interprofessional course completed a survey assessing preparedness, confidence and attitudes toward deprescribing, and perception of interprofessional roles in the process. Pharmacy (p = .001) and nursing (p = .007) felt that their...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - September 8, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Beliefs regarding geriatrics primary care topics among medical students and internal medicine residents.
This study evaluated beliefs regarding 25 content areas essential to the primary care of older adults and attitudes toward aging held by first-yearmedical students and Internal Medicine residents. A survey of 136 medical students and 61 Internal Medicine residents was conducted at an academic health-center. Beliefs were assessed by the 25-item Geriatrics Clinician-Educator Survey. Gap scores reflecting the difference in ratings between self-rated importance and knowledge were calculated. Attitudes toward aging was assessed by the Images of Aging Scale. Students and residents expressed similar beliefs about the importance o...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - September 4, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Competency-based training for in-home supportive services providers of consumers with ADRD.
Authors: Guerrero LR, Eldridge C, Tan ZS Abstract The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program in California provides direct care for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Yet, the vast majority of these workers receive little to no training in caring for consumers, especially those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). We developed and implemented a competency-based training program for IHSS caregivers who provide care for persons with ADRD. The 10-week, 35-hour program consisted of training modules with topics ranging from roles and rights of the care recipient to assisting with pers...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - August 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Making a difference: Students' experiences with a dementia care program.
Authors: Frausing KP, Stamp AS Abstract As the number of elderly citizens in general and the number of persons with dementia in particular rises, the importance of educating geriatric health care professionals increases. Recruitment is, however, impaired by negative stereotypes and insecurity. Previous research has shown that contact with the field of dementia care is important for students' motivation for choosing this career path. This paper presents an extracurricular psychomotor intervention program in which students through eight visits to elderly persons with dementia carry out an intervention involving direc...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - August 25, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

College students' and community members' attitudes toward dementia: The impact of dementia friends sessions.
Authors: Cowan TL Abstract Background: Negative attitudes toward dementia can delay care and diagnosis, increase social isolation, and limit recognition of the positive attributes of people living with dementia. The purpose of this project was to explore whether Dementia Friends sessions affected attitudes toward people living with dementia. Dementia Friends is a program which includes basic information about dementia that was developed by the Alzheimer's Society in the United Kingdom and is now offered in the United States. Participants: For this study, 101 adults ages 18 years and older were recruited from l...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - August 22, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

What about aging? Perspectives from high school teachers and students on integrating aging into the high school curriculum.
Authors: Davis TEK, Sokan AE Abstract Most educational programs on aging target college students in disciplines which might provide services or work with older adults, such as medicine or social work, to the exclusion of students in high school. The purpose of this study is to better understand high school students and teacher's attitudes and perceptions regarding aging. Focus groups were conducted to collect data for this study. A total of 35 teachers and 55 students participated in the study. Findings indicate that attitudes about aging are both positive and negative, however, there is a consensus among both teac...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - August 11, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Gerontology competencies: Construction, consensus and contribution.
This article describes the background, thought development, guiding framework and consensus process for its construction. A modified Delphi method utilizing seven review rounds within three developmental cycles, with gerontology educators from 30 institutions, achieved input and consensus. The comprehensive framework has ten major domains, employs three categories each including multiple selective competencies. Six Category I competencies are essential orientations to gerontology. Four Category II competencies are "interactional" processes of knowing and doing across the field. Category III provides eight selecti...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - August 9, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

A mastery learning approach to education about fall risk and gait assessment.
The objective of this study was to establish a curriculum for fall risk and gait assessment for medical students, determine an MPS for a fall risk and gait assessment clinical skills examination (CSE), and apply the MPS to a sample of medical students completing a fall risk and gait assessment CSE. Medical students completed an interactive session about fall risk and gait assessment including the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test and completed deliberate practice with 3 patients. Skills were evaluated using an 18-item skills checklist. A panel of clinical experts set the MPS at 82%. Eighty-seven medical students participated. The...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - August 6, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

The impact of international videoconferencing among older adults and secondary students.
This study explores young adults' emotional affect and attitudes towards ageing, as well as older adults' emotional affect and self-esteem following participation in the intergenerational videoconferencing programme Smile Connect (SC). The sample consisted of 94 participants (46 older Spanish adults living in a care home in Spain and 48 young Italian adults -secondary students- learning Spanish at school in Italy). Each age group was divided into an intervention and control group. SC consists of twelve 30-minute chat sessions conducted via Skype between the target groups over six weeks. Pre and post evaluations were made t...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - August 6, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

The use of motivational interviewing during an interdisciplinary service-learning activity for older adults at risk for dementia.
This study aimed to develop a service-learning program based on motivational interviewing for older adults living alone and at risk for dementia. This paper focused on description and implementation of the developed program and students' preliminary outcomes as a mixed-methods pilot study. Participants were nine students in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and social work and three older adults matched to each of the three interdisciplinary student groups. Students' attitudes about community service improved. Also, participation in the program was regarded as a new useful experience that helped in realizing the impo...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 26, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Shared learning environments for unregulated care provider education in long-term care: Innovative approaches and key considerations.
Authors: Boscart V, d'Avernas J, van der Horst ML, Garbutt K, Sheiban Taucar L, Raasok M Abstract Long-term care (LTC) or nursing homes often experience difficulty recruiting passionate, competent and confident graduates to add to their teams. Few graduates are well-prepared for working in LTC environments and they do not often stay long. In an effort to strengthen the LTC workforce, we established a collaboration with a LTC and retirement living organization and a community college to develop a Living Classroom. In this novel approach, college students attend an accredited LTC home for all learning. The purpose of...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

CROSS-cultural perspectives on gerontology in nursing education - a qualitative study of nurse educators' experiences.
Conclusions: Pedagogical strategies need to be developed by nurse educators specialized in cross-cultural gerontology to improve current and future nursing educations in both countries. PMID: 31319778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Service-learning through conference-based, interdisciplinary workshops on age-friendly design.
We describe the process of incorporating service-learning into the conference experience through age-friendly design workshops and how these bring together students, faculty, and design professionals from different backgrounds and disciplines to address local age-friendly design issues. PMID: 31311490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 19, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Exploring college students' attitudes toward older adults: A description of methods used by the gerontological literacy network.
This article provides an overview of the protocols and suggestions for future efforts related to gerontophobia and ageism. PMID: 31269878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education)
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - July 6, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Views on aging among undergraduates, faculty, and staff: Domain-specific measurement invariance and comparisons.
Authors: Ko HJ, MaloneBeach EE, Miller AH Abstract Views on aging have been shown to reliably predict various psychological and physical health outcomes. To our knowledge, this is the first study exploring domain-specific views on aging using a university sample including students, faculty, and staff (N = 646). Specifically, we assessed how one's age stereotypes (AS), current self-views on aging (CS), and future self-views on aging (FS) vary among students, faculty, and staff by age and by eight everyday functioning domains using an existing domain-specific scale. In general, the older one becomes, the mo...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - June 15, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Capacity assessment training in geropsychology: Creating and evaluating an outpatient capacity clinic to fill a training gap.
We present a needs assessment, program characteristics, pilot clinic process (n= 52 referrals) and outcome training (n= 4 interns) data for a capacity training clinic. Process data reveal that the training clinic provided consistent referrals (1 per week) across multiple capacity domains (independent living, treatment consent, and financial capacities), with 27% of referrals providing opportunities for training in protective services. Outcome data found three of the four interns reported proficient skills in capacity assessment, as well as improved skills in six areas related to capacity assessment: knowledge of limitation...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - June 9, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

The development and piloting of a goals of care conversation education program for an advanced illness population.
Authors: Friedman MI, Attivissimo LA, Kiszko KB, Rimar A, Yezzo PM, Torroella Carney M Abstract Ten thousand Americans turn 65 daily. With age, individuals are confronted by complex medical modalities which can be difficult to understand and potentially burdensome. Historically, clinicians lacked the education, skill, and comfort level to identify the need for and address the patient's goals of care (GoC). Inter-professional content experts convened to develop a comprehensive program to educate and increase the comfort level of clinicians when having GoC conversations. The goal was to provide structured guidance to...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - June 5, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Improving nursing students' perspective taking, perceptions of humanness, and attitudes toward older adults.
Authors: Miron AM, Schmidt BJ, Schlueter A, Patterson M, O'Connell S Abstract Whereas prior work has examined the role of nursing courses in improving empathic skills and reducing dehumanization of older adults, little research has explored how perspective taking and perceptions of humanness of older adults acquired through nursing curricula predict attitudes toward this age group. Nursing students (N = 43) completed surveys at the beginning (Time 1) and end of gerontological coursework (Time 2). Perspective taking and perceived human nature and human uniqueness of older adults increased from Time 1 to Time 2. Perc...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - May 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research

Enhancing older adult access to lifelong learning institutes through technology-based instruction: A brief report.
Authors: Hansen RJ, Talmage CA, Thaxton SP, Knopf RC Abstract The number of lifelong learning institutes serving older adults in the U.S. has increased in the last few decades. To date, these institutes have functioned primarily in traditional, in-person classroom, and seminar formats; however, technology-enhanced methods may help provide greater access to high-quality lifelong learning experiences. This research note reports the results of a cross-institutional survey of Osher Lifelong Learning Network participants. The survey participants' high levels of computer utilization and experience with modern distance ed...
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - May 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research