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An Online Dementia Care Training Program for Health Care Teams in Long Term Care Facilities: A Viable Solution for Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Residents and Patients
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, , , University of Ottawa, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to design and evaluate an eLearning dementia care program aimed at enabling healthcare teams deliver better service to residents with dementia in long-term care (LTC) facilities. The study used a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) orientation (Minkler & Wallerstein, 2003) and the Demand-Driven Learning Model (DDLM, MacDonald, Stodel, Farres, Breithaupt, & Gabriel, 2001, and the DDLM companion evaluation tool (MacDonald, Breithaupt, Stodel, Farres, & Gabriel, 2002) as quality standards to evaluate the process and outcomes of the program. Findings suggest that learners enjoyed the program and acquired and applied new knowledge and skills, which led to greater value for their employer and a better level of care to the residents. This project also revealed that there is a desperate need for more accessible training programs on dementia care, to ensure the residents in LTC facilities are treated with dignity and respect.

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MacDonald, C., Stodel, E. & Casimiro, L. (2004). An Online Dementia Care Training Program for Health Care Teams in Long Term Care Facilities: A Viable Solution for Improving Quality of Care and Quality of Life for Residents and Patients. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2033-2043). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 21, 2019 from .

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