Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
In 2003, six federally funded Geriatric Education Centers proposed a coordinated effort to develop a comprehensive curriculum on bio-terrorism and emergency preparedness (BTEPA) with the aim of disseminating this curriculum widely through health profession schools, public health, health and social service agencies, and other agencies that serve older persons. It is our hope that this curriculum will be an important resource in the development, implementation, dissemination and refinement of training programs in the area of disasters and geriatric mental health.
To train students, faculty and health providers in mental health/illness and associated consequences of natural disasters and terrorist acts.
- understand the importance of a structured curriculum in Geriatric Mental Health and Emergency Disaster Preparedness and Response.
- realize that older adults require special consideration, for both mental and physical health needs, during and after disasters.
- understand the importance of training health care professionals to integrate the material into their practice.
- be able to implement the training plan.
Due to size, the book has been scanned in four parts, and each part zipped.