Ageing as part of the curriculum for health-care professionals: A Queensland Survey.


OBJECTIVES:Education affects the attitudes and abilities of health professionals regarding older people. This study examines the nature and amount of ageing-related content in programs at universities and in continuing education in Queensland for disciplines involved in the direct care of older people. METHODS:Surveys developed for the different settings were sent to universities and health professional representative bodies. RESULTS:Representatives from thirty (of 71) programs and 12 (of 22) professional bodies responded. Many program representatives (62%) reported ageing content was at an appropriate level. The remainder indicated it was too low. Representatives from professional bodies identified ageing was a priority (81%) and offered ageing-related education (72%). Time spent on ageing in university programs varied widely (median of 67 hours [interquartile range: 222.5]). Qualitative feedback indicated tensions existed about accreditation standards and perceptions of ageing as a specialty versus a core practice area. CONCLUSION:Ageing-related education for health professionals requires attention to address shortcomings.


Australas J Ageing


Liddle J,Beattie E,Gannon B,Bennett S,Pachana NA




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    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To better understand the individual journeys of people living with dementia and their carers through the Australian health-care system. METHODS:Stories were collected from 25 participants, through five face-to-face workshops, across Australia. This produced 18 visual storyboards and a range of opportunities ...

    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Fitzgerald JA,Curry J,Olde Meierink A,Cully A

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  • Staff conceptualisations of elder abuse in residential aged care: A rapid review.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this rapid review was to explore how residential aged care staff conceptualise and identify elder abuse. METHODS:English-language publications, between 2000 and 2017, about elder abuse in residential aged care in developed countries were sought from three academic databases. Only perspectives ...

    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Radermacher H,Toh YL,Western D,Coles J,Goeman D,Lowthian J

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  • Supporting ageing well research: Findings from a research priority setting exercise.

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Doolan-Noble F,Mehta P,Waters D,Baxter GD

    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study was to describe the partnership mechanisms that supported teaching and research in aged care, in one of the 16 funded projects under the auspices of the Teaching and Research in Aged Care Service project. Located in ACT and southern NSW, the Co-operative for Healthy Ageing Research...

    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Charlton KE,Tjong M,North J,Walton K

    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

  • Rapid response teams to support dementia care in Australian aged care homes: Review of the evidence.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To identify attributes of rapid response services designed to support people with very severe and extreme responsive behaviours, otherwise known as behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, in aged care homes. METHODS:A rapid evidence assessment was conducted to inform the evaluation of the Severe...

    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Westera A,Fildes D,Grootemaat P,Gordon R

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Parkinson L,Gibson R,Robinson I,Byles J

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ansara YG

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Widagdo I,Pratt N,Russell M,Roughead E

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 社论,评审


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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Broad JB,Dunstan K,Claridge A,Harris R

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Howe AL

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kotani K,Sakane N,Kamimoto M,Taniguchi N

    更新日期:2011-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Foottit J,Anderson D

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    更新日期:2018-06-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:AIM:To model impact of modifiable risk behaviour on dementia prevalence among the Australian population aged 45 years and over. METHODS:A group-based computer model was constructed to estimate the impact of modifying risk behaviour on dementia prevalence. RESULTS:Based on population ageing, the number of people aged ...

    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nepal B,Brown L,Ranmuthugala G

    更新日期:2010-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tanihara S,Akashi C,Yamaguchi J,Une H

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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


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    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Buettel A,Cleary M,Bramble M

    更新日期:2017-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Teh RO,Kerse NM,Robinson EM,Doughty RN,Whalley GA

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

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    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To investigate the language and meanings that retirees give to goals, including their perceptions of the benefits and limitations of pursuing goals in retirement. METHODS:In-depth interviews and mini-group discussions were conducted with 60 community-dwelling Australian retirees aged 57 to 88 years. Data wer...

    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Dudley D,O'Loughlin K,Lewis S,Loh V

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Transportation behaviours of older adults: an investigation into car dependency in urban Australia.

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Buys L,Snow S,van Megen K,Miller E

    更新日期:2012-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2019-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Australasian journal on ageing

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Edvardsson D,Katz B,Nay R

    更新日期:2008-06-01 00:00:00