Raising Awareness among Health Students about Aging Changes

Rosalina Aparecida Partezani Rodrigues
2018 MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics  
The increase in the elderly population and life expectancy has led health professionals to seek qualification and improve their knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide care to this population group. Strategies: Simulation is used as a learning strategy in the care of older people to make health professionals aware of the changes in the aging process, by means of seven stages: learner's previous knowledge, learning objectives, theoretical foundation, checklist, setting development,
more » ... , and assessment. Conclusion: Health professionals must apprehend theoretical knowledge in the construction of care and have the opportunity to use simulation in this experience, enabling to transfer knowledge to their work environment with older people. Table 1 Stages of the roadmap for preparing the scenario, according to Fabri et al. 3 Knowledge prior to the scenario Student's prior knowledge Key aspects of already existing relevant content in the student's cognitive structure. Learning objectives Desired results for the student. Theoretical foundation Use of the best levels of evidence available in the literature. Preparation of the Scenario Checklist Identifying priority actions for carrying out the case and guiding the observation. Final Components of the Scenario Scenario development It must be contextualized based on the evolution of the clinical case, prior history and current situation. Debriefing Clarification stage, which is planned and directed toward promoting reflective and critical thought. Evaluation It should be formative, deliberated and continuous. Raising awareness among health students about aging changes 36
doi:10.15406/mojgg.2018.03.00080 fatcat:qmjgey2lqrcy7poesav4vaycra