Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics

Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics is a magazine focusing on Medicine

Articles from Vol. 25, 2005

Aging and the Public Health Workforce
BACKGROUNDThe expected growth of the older adult population aged 65 years and older in the United States over the next 50 years will have an unprecedented impact on the country's health care system as well as on its workforce. Caused by a confluence...
A Strategic Framework for Action
Imagine an organization where highly skilled veteran employees and managers are routinely retiring or leaving their jobs, taking with them valuable knowledge that affects organizational performance. This pattern is obvious to every experienced manager....
Bridging the Workforce Gap for Our Aging Society: How to Increase and Improve Knowledge and Training (Report of an Expert Panel)
Projections indicate that by 2030, 71 million of us will be aged 65 and over, representing one fifth of the U.S. population-the largest proportion of older persons in American history (Administration of Aging, 2003). This aged population presents an...
Confronting the Threat of an Aging Health Care Workforce
You would have to have been living on the moon the last few years not to know that baby boomers are fast approaching retirement age. This phenomenon has gotten plenty of media attention, because the post-World War II generation now ranges in age from...
Experience Offsets and Accommodations for an Aging Workforce
In a highly productive manufacturing world, efficiency and minimization of errors is a critical requirement. We also are experiencing an increasing number of older workers in our highly productive manufacturing environments. According to the current...
Risk of Physician Impairment And/or Dyscompetence in an Aging Health Care Workforce
INTRODUCTIONAlong with the general population, the average age of physicians is also projected to increase. These physicians will be in practice-their health subject to the insults of time-and will be providing patient care longer than any physicians...
The Aging Dental Workforce: Implications for the 21st Century
INTRODUCTIONOral health is essential to good overall health. An appropriate number and distribution of a dental workforce can have a dramatic effect on improving both oral and general health. Unfortunately, we find ourselves on the brink of having a...
The Aging of the Nurse Workforce: Recent Trends and Future Challenges
Over the past 8 years, there have been widespread reports of a shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States (Gurnon, 1997; Kilborn, 1999; Buerhaus, 1998). While there are a variety of causes of the nursing shortage, there is widespread agreement...
The Potential Role of the Mexican Health System in Mitigating the Impact of an Aging Medical Workforce
As North America has become integrated economically, it has not integrated services, entitlements, or standards for provision of services in any meaningful way. Although more than 10 million current residents of the United States were born in Mexico...
Think Globally, Act Locally
To respond to the challenges posed by an older health care workforce, Think Globally, Act Locally. If you are in a position to make staffing decisions for your hospital, then you are probably experiencing difficulty finding nurses, technicians, and pharmacists....