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dc.contributor.authorCartwright, J.
dc.contributor.authorSanderson, Brooke
dc.contributor.authorWhitworth, Anne
dc.contributor.authorOliver, E.
dc.contributor.authorGribble, Nigel
dc.identifier.citationCartwright, J. and Sanderson, B. and Whitworth, A. and Oliver, E. and Gribble, N. 2015. Educationg a future aged-care workforce: Shaping positive attitudes and developing collaborative practice capabilities. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. 17 (2): pp. 85-90.

To deliver quality care to increasing numbers of older Australians, it is imperative that health education programs are designed to ensure graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for employment in residential aged-care settings. An innovation is set out here that aimed to deliver a high-quality interprofessional practice placement to speech-language pathology and occupational therapy students within a residential aged-care facility, whereby students were trained to deliver a quality-of-life enrichment program, the Ashby Memory MethodTM, to residents on an individual basis. The findings of the study were positive, with students valuing the learning experience and demonstrating positive shifts in attitudes, confidence, and collaborative practice capabilities. Positive outcomes were also demonstrated for the organisation and its residents. The findings provide direction for future research and high-quality aged-care clinical placement

dc.titleEducationg a future aged-care workforce: Shaping positive attitudes and developing collaborative practice capabilities
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology

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curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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