Organizational issues in establishing geriatrics interdisciplinary team training

David B. Reuben, Misty N. Yee, Kenneth D. Cole, Martha S. Waite, Linda Nichols, Beth A. Benjamin, Gail Zellman, Janet C. Frank

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Abstract

The John A. Hartford Foundation-supported geriatrics interdisciplinary team training (GITT) initiative was a bold attempt to create a new educational agenda for the health professions. Although some components of GITT were previously in place at the eight institutions that participated in the Hartford initiative and at other institutions (e.g., Department of Veterans Affairs), never before has geriatrics interdisciplinary team training been so systematically planned, implemented, or evaluated. This paper focuses on four organizational factors essential to the establishment of a geriatrics interdisciplinary team training program: (1) organizational readiness to implement GITT, including the needs and existing resources of the organization; (2) partnerships, specifically the relationships between academic and clinical organizations; (3) institutional support, the tangible and intangible sources of support necessary at multiple levels within the organization; and (4) structure, the administrative and organizational requirements for team training programs. An analysis of these four factors and the influences upon them can help facilitate the successful implementation of interdisciplinary training programs at institutions considering this educational approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-34
Number of pages22
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2 2003

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  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Reuben, D. B., Yee, M. N., Cole, K. D., Waite, M. S., Nichols, L., Benjamin, B. A., ... Frank, J. C. (2003). Organizational issues in establishing geriatrics interdisciplinary team training. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 24(2), 13-34. https://doi.org/10.1300/J021v24n02_03

Organizational issues in establishing geriatrics interdisciplinary team training. / Reuben, David B.; Yee, Misty N.; Cole, Kenneth D.; Waite, Martha S.; Nichols, Linda; Benjamin, Beth A.; Zellman, Gail; Frank, Janet C.

In: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, Vol. 24, No. 2, 02.02.2003, p. 13-34.

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Reuben, DB, Yee, MN, Cole, KD, Waite, MS, Nichols, L, Benjamin, BA, Zellman, G & Frank, JC 2003, 'Organizational issues in establishing geriatrics interdisciplinary team training', Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 13-34. https://doi.org/10.1300/J021v24n02_03
Reuben, David B. ; Yee, Misty N. ; Cole, Kenneth D. ; Waite, Martha S. ; Nichols, Linda ; Benjamin, Beth A. ; Zellman, Gail ; Frank, Janet C. / Organizational issues in establishing geriatrics interdisciplinary team training. In: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education. 2003 ; Vol. 24, No. 2. pp. 13-34.
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