Development of a curriculum for long-term care nurses to improve recognition of depression in dementia

Christine L. Williams, Victor Molinari, Jennifer Bond, Michael Smith, Kathryn Hyer, Julie Malphurs

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Abstract

There is increasing recognition of the severe consequences of depression in long-term care residents with dementia. Most health care providers are unprepared to recognize and to manage the complexity of depression in dementia. Targeted educational initiatives in nursing homes are needed to address this growing problem. This paper describes the development of competencies, learning objectives, and learning outcomes for a curriculum on depression in dementia for nurses working in nursing home settings. This work provides the foundation for a curriculum to improve learning for nurses and, ultimately, to advance health care outcomes for residents with cooccurring depression and dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-667
Number of pages21
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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