Living with dementia: An interdisciplinary, experimental seminar for medical, nursing, and social work students

Eugenia L. Siegler, Valerie Cotter, Robin Goldberg-Glen, Nicole Brice, Nancy B. Ellis

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Abstract

All too often, dementia remains an abstraction for students in the health professions. Although social work students focus on environmental and family influences, nursing and medical students usually encounter a strong educational focus on hospital care, which limits the opportunity to understand the full impact of a dementing illness on patient and family. An interdisciplinary, experiential course was designed to include an opportunity to spend time with dementia patients and their caregivers in non-medical settings. This course had two goals. The first was to allow students to witness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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