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An Educational Module on Palliative Care for an Upper Division GE Gerontology Course
by Ratto, Melissa, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 59; 10751082
Abstract (Summary)

Palliative care is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team, helping improve the quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families. Policy focusing on palliative care in the 21st century addresses the needs of older adults who suffer from a serious illness, including education about the benefits of palliative care. The under-utilization of palliative care partly stems from lack of knowledge about the topic. This project report was an educational module about palliative care that can be added to a gerontology course taken by a future workforce that may assist patients who could benefit from palliative care. A PowerPoint, student resource guide, and instructor’s guide were reviewed by an expert panel, who reported that the material was easy to understand, informative, and contained helpful information. This project report helps bridge the educational gap about palliative care for students participating in CSULB’s upper division GE gerontology course.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
Commitee: Claver, Maria, Goeller, Casey
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Disability studies, Gerontology, Health education
Keywords: Educational Module, Gerontology, Knowledge, Older adults, Palliative care, Upper Division GE Course
Publication Number: 10751082
ISBN: 978-0-355-84154-1
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