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Wicking teaching aged care facilities program: innovative practice


Robinson, A and See, C and Lea, E and Bramble, M and Andrews, S and Marlow, A and Radford, J and McCall, M and Eccleston, C and Horner, B and McInerney, F, Wicking teaching aged care facilities program: innovative practice, Dementia pp. 1-9. ISSN 1471-3012 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1471301215603846


This paper reports on the design of a program that aims to prototype teaching aged care facilities in Australia. Beginning in two Tasmanian residential aged care facilities, the intent of the program is to support large-scale inter-professional student clinical placements, positively influence students' attitudes toward working in aged care and drive development of a high-performance culture capable of supporting evidence-based aged care practice. This is important in the context of aged care being perceived as an unattractive career choice for health professionals, reinforced by negative clinical placement experiences. The Teaching Aged Care Facilities Program features six stages configured around an action research/action learning method, with dementia being a key clinical focus.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:clinical placements, action research, organisational capacity, students, teaching aged care facilities
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Health related to ageing
UTAS Author:Robinson, A (Professor Andrew Robinson)
UTAS Author:Lea, E (Dr Emma Lea)
UTAS Author:Bramble, M (Dr Marguerite Bramble)
UTAS Author:Marlow, A (Associate Professor Annette Marlow)
UTAS Author:Radford, J (Professor Jan Radford)
UTAS Author:Eccleston, C (Dr Claire Eccleston)
UTAS Author:McInerney, F (Professor Fran McInerney)
ID Code:105546
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2016-01-07
Last Modified:2016-08-02

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