A competency-based approach to educating and training the eldercare workforce

Mathy Mezey, Ethel Mitty, Tara Cortes, Sarah Burger, Elizabeth M. Clark, Philip McCallion

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Abstract

Healthcare for older adults requires a knowledgeable professional workforce. Yet less than one percent of health professionals are certified in geriatrics. This paper describes initiatives to assure that entry level and specialist education, and practitioner competency in nursing, medicine and social work are prepared in geriatrics, discusses needs for competency in interdisciplinary geriatric education, and recommends how these efforts can support and be supported by the Affordable Care Act.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalGenerations
Volume34
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Mezey, M., Mitty, E., Cortes, T., Burger, S., Clark, E. M., & McCallion, P. (2010). A competency-based approach to educating and training the eldercare workforce. Generations, 34(4), 53-60.

A competency-based approach to educating and training the eldercare workforce. / Mezey, Mathy; Mitty, Ethel; Cortes, Tara; Burger, Sarah; Clark, Elizabeth M.; McCallion, Philip.

In: Generations, Vol. 34, No. 4, 01.12.2010, p. 53-60.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mezey, M, Mitty, E, Cortes, T, Burger, S, Clark, EM & McCallion, P 2010, 'A competency-based approach to educating and training the eldercare workforce', Generations, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 53-60.
Mezey M, Mitty E, Cortes T, Burger S, Clark EM, McCallion P. A competency-based approach to educating and training the eldercare workforce. Generations. 2010 Dec 1;34(4):53-60.
Mezey, Mathy ; Mitty, Ethel ; Cortes, Tara ; Burger, Sarah ; Clark, Elizabeth M. ; McCallion, Philip. / A competency-based approach to educating and training the eldercare workforce. In: Generations. 2010 ; Vol. 34, No. 4. pp. 53-60.
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