Gerontology competencies: Construction, consensus and contribution

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on May 31, 2021 - 10:24pm CDT

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Journal Article

This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education highlights the important efforts of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), its volunteer leadership, and the workgroup that led to the development of the first integrative "Gerontology Competencies for Undergraduate and Graduate Education" for the field. This article shares the mandate issued by the AGHE Executive Committee and GSA Council, and it describes the background, thought development, guiding framework and Delphi consensus process undertaken. The report also provides an agenda for further development, and a call to action - to apply the competencies to gerontology curriculum at all levels of gerontology degree and certificate programs; to create tools for better outcome measures; and to build academic and community partnerships to create a competency-based workforce to care for older persons and move the field forward.

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Jolene Fassbinder
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