Health professions education: Advancing geriatrics and gerontology competencies through Age-Friendly University (AFU) Principles

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Resource Type: 
Journal Article

This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education explains opportunities for health professions education programs to make a mark in Age-Friendly Univeristy (AFU) initiative. Specifically, key approaches are introduced for health professions education programs based on the Age Friendly University Global Network initiative and the Academy for Gerontology/Geriatrics in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that offer health professions education and have various options to establish and enhance student gerontology/geriatrics competence and confidence. The article discusses how programs can attain recognition as an Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Program of Merit (POM) and how this designation contributes to preparing future health professions providers with improved older adult health care skills that also benefit older adults. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Author(s): 
Marilyn R. Gugliucci
Desmond O'Neill
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