Clinical Education in Geriatrics: Innovative and Trusted Approaches Leading Workforce Transformation in Making Health Care More Age-Friendly

1st Edition

Judith L. Howe, Thomas V. Caprio

Published September 10, 2019
Reference - 148 Pages
ISBN 9780367352882 - CAT# 325104

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This book highlights both recent innovations in professional health curricula and continuing education and interventions aimed at improving student attitudes towards geriatrics and aging.

The contributors cover areas including simulation, online training, and standardized patients for evaluation, but also emphasize the important end-result of clinical training: to take care of real older adults outside the classroom. Importantly, this underscores the development of powerful learning experiences of students by sensitizing them to the frameworks of palliative care, cancer care, sexuality, and aging research, all of which serves as a powerful catalyst for creating a ‘pipeline’ of students who embrace aging as a central theme of their future work.

As increased training in geriatrics is required to attune the health care workforce to the needs of older adults, this book will be of interest to those seeking to create a more age-friendly healthcare curriculum. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Gerontology & Geriatrics Education journal.

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