Background: Older adults have unique and complex care needs that are multifaceted, continuous, and integrated and that span prevention and treatment to long-term rehabilitation. Case managers are able to integrate healthcare and social resources to help older adults and their caregivers manage the needs of daily life. Therefore, identifying the role and core competencies of geriatric case managers in Taiwan is crucial. Purposes: To develop the role and core competencies of geriatric case managers in Taiwan. Methods: Based on a review of the literature, a two-round modified Delphi technique was used to evaluate the framework of the geriatric case manager role and core competencies. Experts were invited to join a panel to review and rank the importance of each role and competency within the context of the Delphi technique. Results: Four roles and 36 core competencies of geriatric case managers were identified, and 94.4% consensus was reached in round two. The roles and core competencies included care expert (18 competencies), coordinator (6 competencies), consultant (6 competencies), and evidence-based practitioner (6 competencies). Conclusion/Implications for Practice: Training programs may be developed for geriatric case managers based on the results of this study to further promote the quality of provided geriatric care.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 2022 Feb|
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