I HAVE worked as a gerontology
nurse for the past 25 years, undertaking a number of different roles over that time, from registered nurse, charge nurse, nurse educator, to clinical manager, facility manager and interRAI assessor.
is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.
chief of the Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and director of the Institute of Gerontology
In return, it will acquire an undisclosed, but likely majority percentage, stake in Gerontology
was ranked seventh and eighth out of 10 work areas, 76 percent of the students liked working with the elderly.
According to Cummings, Galambos, and DeCoster (2003), the predictors associated with aging-related employment for MSW graduates were gerontology
knowledge, frequency and quality of contact with older adults, a gerontology
internship, and undergraduate gerontology
Unlike volumes on historical gerontology
that suffer from their eclectic forays into cultural history, medical arcana, or a tedious explication of some old-age policy conundrum, all of the essays in Aging in the Past focus on the demographic status of the elderly in the context of living arrangements, widowhood, and mortality after retirement.
Administration on Aging, the demand for gerontology
skills will become even more acute.
These are among the findings of an evaluation, conducted by the Institute of Community Health Care, of the first two years of the gerontology
acceleration programme (GAP).
If this initiative is being supported, the gerontology
center will have a social orientation.
The Department of Gerontology
will add this class to their curriculum in an effort to help students understand how to meet the growing need for aging services in a person centered and entrepreneurial way.
provide a revised and updated edition of their introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students, academics, and practitioners in gerontology
, as well as service providers in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing.