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Title: The development of a European curriculum in Geriatric Emergency Medicine
Authors: Conroy, Simon
Nickel, C. H.
Jónsdóttir, A. B.
Fernandez, M.
Banerjee, J.
Mooijaart, S.
Sjöstrand, F.
Devriendt, E.
Ganansia, O.
Bellou, A.
First Published: 25-Apr-2016
Publisher: Elsevier Masson SAS
Citation: European Geriatric Medicine, 2016, 7(4), 315-321
Abstract: Older people represent a growing proportion of attendees in Emergency Departments across Europe. Traditionally Emergency Departments have not focused on care for older people, especially those with frailty. Similarly, geriatric services have not traditionally focused upon the care of older people in Emergency Departments. This work seeks to bring together the two disciplines of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine through a defined and validated curriculum on Geriatric Emergency Medicine. Domains and items for inclusion in the curriculum were derived through a combination of literature reviewing and a nominal group workshop. The domains and items underwent validation using a Delphi technique involving the European Societies of Geriatric and Emergency Medicine. In the development stage, 100 individual learning outcomes were identified, reflecting 16 domains; following the stage 2 validation process, 98 items remained. All items were approved by the relevant EU societies. In the final validation step, the curriculum was formally approved by the UEMS sections for Geriatric Medicine and Emergency Medicine (responsible for curriculae in the respective disciplines).
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.eurger.2016.03.011
ISSN: 1878-7649
eISSN: 1878-7657
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS and European Union Geriatric Medicine Society. After an embargo period this version will be an an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License (, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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