Encountering aged care: a mixed methods investigation of medical students’ clinical placement experiences

  title={Encountering aged care: a mixed methods investigation of medical students’ clinical placement experiences},
  author={Michael J Annear and Emma J Lea and Amanda Lo and Laura T. Tierney and Andrew Lyle Robinson},
  booktitle={BMC geriatrics},
BACKGROUND Residential aged care is an increasingly important health setting due to population ageing and the increase in age-related conditions, such as dementia. However, medical education has limited engagement with this fast-growing sector and undergraduate training remains primarily focussed on acute presentations in hospital settings. Additionally, concerns have been raised about the adequacy of dementia-related content in undergraduate medical curricula, while research has found mixed… CONTINUE READING
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