By Harvey L. Sterns, Marie A. Bernard
This quantity addresses the intense have to train body of workers in any respect degrees in gerontology and geriatric medication and within the layout and supply of well-being and social companies. The historic improvement of gerontology and geriatric medication and schooling matters are conscientiously thought of with techniques for curriculum layout. The authors provide cutting-edge discussions on either gerontology and geriatrics, with implications for destiny learn. The chapters, written via seminal figures within the box, handle the severe desire for good expert college and different execs to: train new and present school and different pros, train researches to speed up clinical wisdom, supply classes for all scholars that handle life-span/life/cycle improvement and similar fabrics, offer self-discipline particular classes on getting older, and lots more and plenty extra.
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Alvin Tofﬂer (1980) This chapter represents a historical summary and description of the current circumstances of geriatrics. It also discusses the projections of the future workforce in geriatrics. Since ancient times there has been an understanding that older persons differ physiologically from younger persons and are affected differently by disease processes. This has led to numerous treatises over the centuries highlighting the different physical, psychological, and social needs of older persons.
This program, sponsored by the Health Resources Services Administration ( HRSA), has supported junior geriatrics faculty in medicine within the last decade. In order to develop a sufﬁcient number of faculty with geriatrics expertise who are able to teach other health professionals, the panel recommended expansion 22 ANNUAL REVIEW OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS of the GACA program to cover additional health professions. The panel also recommended the development of loan forgiveness, scholarships, and direct ﬁnancial incentives for professionals who become geriatrics specialists.
The ﬁrst nursing home in the United States was the Lafon Asylum of the Holy Family, which was opened in New Orleans in 1942. Government pensions for older persons were started by the Social Security Board, which became the Social Security Administration in 1946. In 1965 the development of Medicare and Medicaid guaranteed government-funded health care to older adults. A number of specialized programs to improve care of older persons in the United States have been developed. , 1984), Geriatric-Friendly Nurses in the Emergency Department (Miller, Lewis, Nork, & Morley, 1996), and Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE; Eng, Pedulla, Eleazer, McCann, & Fox, 1997).
Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 28, 2008: Gerontological and Geriatric Education by Harvey L. Sterns, Marie A. Bernard