Interdisciplinary Core Competencies

Not everyone has access to a specialist who treats only older patients called a Geriatrician but maybe everyone should. The CGEC's effort to develop Interdisciplinary Core Competency training will provide practitioners in rural and underserved areas with what they need to know about caring for the special needs of older adults. Students and practicing professionals in Medicine, Social Work, Nursing and Pharmacy will benefit from enhanced training in coordinated interdisciplinary patient care, diagnosing cognitive disorders, responding to end of life issues following Palliative Care prinicples, assessing the functional needs of older adults and responding to Sensory Limitations. These Core Competencies have been endorsed by the American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Dietetic Association, AGS, American Occupational Therapy Association, Council on Social Work Education, and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.from Gerolina meeting 9/28/12 Charleston SC

Interdisciplinary Teams and Outcomes Research Bibliography

The devil is in the details: the seven deadly sins of organizing and continuing interprofessional education in the US. 2011 Clark, Phillip G. Sep;25 (5):321-7. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Institutionalizing interdisciplinary health professions programs in higher education: the implications of one story and two laws. Clark, Phillip G. Journal of Interprofessional Care, Vol. 18, No. 3, August 2004

Case Studies From Purgatory: Maladaptive Behavior Within Geriatrics Health Care Teams Drinka, Theresa J. K.;Streim, Joel E. The Forum. The Gerontologist. 1994, Vol.34, No. 4, 541-547.

Longitudinal Treatment Outcomes for Geriatric Patients with Chronic Non-Cancer Pain at an Interdisciplinary Pain Rehabilitation Program. Darchuk, Kathleen M.; Townsend, Cynthia O.; Rome, Jeffrey D.; Bruce, Barbara K.; Hooten, W. Michael. Pain Medicine. Sep2010, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p1352-1364. 13p. 1 Diagram, 6 Charts. DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.00937.x.

Utility of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure as an admission and outcome measure in interdisciplinary community-based geriatric rehabilitation. Enemark Larsen, Anette; Carlsson, Gunilla. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Mar 2012, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p204-213. 10p. 1 Diagram, 2 Charts. DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2011.574151.

Long-term functional outcome in geriatric hip fracture patients. Kammerlander, Christian; Gosch, Markus; Kammerlander-Knauer, Ursula; Luger, Thomas; Blauth, Michael; Roth, Tobias. Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery. Oct2011, Vol. 131 Issue 10, p1435-1444. 10p. 3 Charts, 5 Graphs. DOI: 10.1007/s00402-011-1313-6

Impact of an interdisciplinary team on drug therapy outcomes in a geriatric clinic. Lam, Sum; Ruby, Christine M. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 3/15/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 6, p626. 4p. DOI: 0620626.pdf.

Effectiveness of Short-Term Interdisciplinary Intervention on Postacute Patients in Taiwan. Lee, Wei-Ju; Peng, Li-Ning; Cheng, Yuan-Yang; Liu, Ching-Yi; Chen, Liang-Kung; Yu, Hann-Chin. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Jan 2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p29-32. 4p. DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2010.01.002

Interdisciplinary Intervention for Hip Fracture in Older Taiwanese: Benefits Last for 1 Year. Shyu, Yea-Ing L.; Jersey Liang; Chi-Chuan Wu; Juin-Yih Su; Huey-Shinn Cheng; Shih-Wei Chou; Min-Chi Chen; Ching-Tzu Yang. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. Jan2008, Vol. 63A Issue 1, p92-97. 6p. 1

Two-Year Effects of Interdisciplinary Intervention for Hip Fracture in Older Taiwanese. Shyu, Yea-Ing L.; Liang, Jersey; Wu, Chi-Chuan; Su, Juin-Yih; Cheng, Huey-Shinn; Chou, Shih-Wei; Chen, Min-Chi; Yang, Ching-Tzu; Tseng, Ming-Yueh. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Jun2010, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p1081-1089. 9p. DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2010.02882.x.

Polypharmacy in older oncology patients and the need for an interdisciplinary approach to side-effect management. Sokol, K. C.; Knudsen, J. F.; Li, M. M. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics. Apr2007, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p169-175. 7p. 2 Charts. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2710.2007.00815.x.

A multidisciplinary intervention program improved the outcome after hip fracture for people with dementia—Subgroup analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Stenvall, Michael; Berggren, Monica; Lundström, Maria; Gustafson, Yngve; Olofsson, Birgitta. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics. May2012, Vol. 54 Issue 3, pe284-e289. 0p. DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2011.08.013