Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Educating caregivers of older adults: Curriculum development
by Burke, Christina, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 113; 1586493
Abstract (Summary)

This curriculum was designed for older adults and their caregivers. The curriculum begins with an overview of the issue and addresses aging issues through six 3-hour sessions. The design was deliberate in nature to bring to light the importance of a social worker. It focuses on competence to work with families who seek caregiver model options, realities, and expectations of both the older adult and the caregiver, and what to look for in assisted living or aging in place. The importance of understanding cultural and spiritual aspects and their meanings in the caregiving process is emphasized. An extensive literature review identified various stressors among older adults and their caregivers and identified effective interventions to address their psychosocial needs based on evidence-based and empirically based research studies. This curriculum was designed to provide information and to bring awareness of the importance of empowerment of older adults and their caregivers.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Nagai, Chikako
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Pasztor, Eileen Mayers
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Aging
Keywords: Adult child(ren) caregivers, Caregivers, Older adults
Publication Number: 1586493
ISBN: 978-1-321-68229-8
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