Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 28, 2008: Gerontological and Geriatric Education

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This volume addresses the extraordinary need to educate personnel at all levels in gerontology and geriatric medicine and in the design and delivery of health and social services. The historical development of gerontology and geriatric medicine and education issues are carefully considered with recommendations for curriculum design.

The authors offer state of the art discussions on both gerontology and geriatrics, with implications for future research. The chapters, written by seminal figures in the field, address the critical need for well trained faculty and other professionals to: educate new and existing faculty and other professionals, educate researches to accelerate scientific knowledge, provide courses for all students that address life-span/life/cycle development and related materials, provide discipline specific courses on aging, and much more. "

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Harvey L. Sterns, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology at The University of Akron. He is Research Professor of Gerontology at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy. He is a faculty member in both the Psychology of Adult Development and Aging and Industrial/Organizational Psychology graduate programs, and chairs the specialization in Industrial Gerontological Psychology. He has published extensively on cognitive intervention, work and retirement, career development, training and retraining, and self management of career and retirement.

He is a licensed psychologist in Ohio and is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.. He has served as president of Division 20 Adult Development and Aging of the American Psychological Association., Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and Sigma Phi Omega National Academic and Professional Society in Gerontology He is a past Board of Trustee Member of the American Society on Aging. He has served or serves on the editorial boards of Psychology of Aging, Experimental Aging Research, The Gerontologist, Research on Aging and, Women and Aging

Marie A. Bernard, MD, is the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medicine, and Professor and Chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at University of Oklahoma. She is also Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is Chairman of the Board of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP) and Immediate Past President of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Dr. Bernard's research interests include nutrition and function in aging populations, with particular emphasis upon ethnic minorities. She serves or has served on the following committees and boards: Institute of Medicine Committee, The Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans; Chair, National Research Advisory Council, Department of Veterans Affairs; Board of Directors - American Geriatrics Society, Alliance for Aging Research, and International Longevity Center; Editorial Boards - Journal of Gerontology Medical Sciences and The Gerontologist. She is past chair of the Clinical Medicine Section of the Gerontological Society of America and Past President of ADGAP. She has also served on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Aging, having chaired the Minority Task Force during her tenure.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors


Forthcoming and Previous volumes in the series


Section I: Evolution of Gerontology and Geriatrics Education

1 The Evolution of Gerontology Education Over Three Decades:

2 Workforce Needs in the Future: The Institute of Medicine 2008 Report - Retooling for an Aging America

3 The Challenges to the Continued Health of Geriatrics in the United States

4 Global Aging and Gerontology Education: The International Mandate

Section II: Ethics and Cultural Issues in Gerontology

5 Ethics Education in Gerontology and Geriatrics

6 Social Policy in Gerontology and Geriatric Education

7 Cultural Diversity in Geriatric and Gerontology Education

8 Lifelong Learning in Aging Societies: Emerging Paradigms.

Section III: Approaches to Gerontology Education and Application

9 Bridging The Academic/Practice Gap in Gerontology and Geriatrics: Mapping a Route to Mutual Success

10 A Philosophical Foundation for Multimedia Design in Gerontology and Geriatrics

11 Education and Training of Community Health Professionals and Service Providers

12 Education About Special Aging Populations: Intellectually Disabled, Incarcerated, and Non-English Speaking

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