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1 Toward Development of a Non-Credit Professional Education Certificate in GerontologyAtkinson, Janeal H.2004The expected growth of the older adult population both nationally and locally over the next decade has prompted a need for more professionals who are trained in gerontology. Budget restraints and time constraints have directed professionals in need of training toward short term training which is rel...Geriatrics; Education; Curriculum; Education, Continuing; Certification; Education, Professional; Professional Competence; Community-Institutional Relations; Aging Populations; Non-Credit Certification; Gerontology Programs; Academic Outreach
2 Rural Senior Centers in Utah Building Coalitions to Strengthen CommunitiesRobison, Nathaniel H.2004Between 12,000 to 16,000 senior centers nation wide serve nearly 7 million people age 60 and older each day (Beisgen et al, 2003). With their overall goal to promote optimal aging with dignity and independence, senior centers have been appointed the focal point in most communities for seniors to rec...Rural Population; Rural Health; Rural Health Services; Home Care Services; Health Services Accessibility; Health Services Needs and Demand; Community Networks; Independent Living; Vulnerable Populations; Ageism; Senior Centers; Gerontology; Aging Populations: Optimal Aging; Rural Elderly; Living in ...
3 Financing Nursing Home Care in Salt Lake County: Web Site RecommendationsLuoma, Jeanne Ann2004With approximately seven million Americans age 65 and older needing long term care in 2001, nursing home care is a vital health concern in an aging America. Unfortunately, studies show that many older adults, caregivers, and health care providers are unaware of the cost of nursing home care or how t...Long-Term Care; Nursing Homes; Skilled Nursing Facilities; Internet; Information Services; Consumer Health Information; Financing, Personal; Insurance, Long-Term Care; Medicare; Medicaid; Eligibility Determination; Gerontology; Aging Populations; Website Design
4 Developing Effective HIV/AIDS Education Programs for Older Adults: Assessing the Readiness of Potential Participants, and Features of an Educational ProgramSharafsaleh, Golnush2004Currently 10-15% of the HIV/AIDS cases in the United States are among older adults who are over the age of 50, and this percentage is expected to increase as people with HIV live longer and become a part of the 50 and older population. Since 1991 there has been a 7% decline in AIDS cases among peopl...HIV; HIV Infections; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Consumer Health Information; Health Education; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Sexual Behavior; Primary Prevention; Health Promotion; Consumer Participation; Early Medical Intervention; Risk Reduction Behavior; Aging Populations; AIDS; Preventi...
5 Music Thanatology: Prescriptive Harp Music as Palliative Care for the Dying PatientFreeman, Lindsay R.2004As the concepts of hospice and palliative care for the dying have gained acceptance in both the medical community and general society, increased opportunities have developed for music therapists to work with patients who are terminally ill. Developed by Therese Schroeder- Sheker, music thanatology i...Thanatology; Palliative Care; Hospice Care; Therapeutics; Music Therapy; Death; Gerontology; Aging Populations; Dying Patient; Music Vigil
6 The Effects of an Internet & E-Mail Education Intervention on the Psychological Well-Being of Senior Deaf AdultsFelsted, Patricia P.2004The 1990's saw a virtual explosion of technological advancements which now provide the deaf with tools to fully mainstream. Hearing loss, visual impairment, difficulty walking, and chronic pain are only a few of the physical disabilities that make social interaction more difficult for older adults. ...Hearing Impaired Persons; Communication Aids for Disabled; Education; Computer Literacy; Internet; Electronic Mail; Rehabilitation, Vocational; Loneliness; Social Isolation; Gerontology; Aging Populations; Senior Deaf Adults
7 Patient Education for Health Care Professionals:The Design of a Patient Education Manual for Older AdultsHall, Vicky2004Patient education activities are carried out in a variety of ways, both formal and informal, and involve the entire spectrum of health care professionals. In some professional training programs the role of patient educator is clearly emphasized, while in other fields the clinician does not identify ...Health Behavior; Education, Professional; Health Education; Learning; Patient Education as Topic; Manuals as Topic; Professional-Patient Relations; Problem-Based Learning; Learning Disorders; Self Care; Health Literacy; Communication Barriers; Age Factors; Adult Education; Gerontology; Age-Related C...
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