University of Michigan Geriatric Guardianship Project
University of Michigan
Medical Students; Social Work Students
Workforce Development Focus
Improving the quality of healthcare workforce
Workforce Issues Addressed
Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices; training current healthcare professionals so that they will be able to serve a broader population
The University of Michigan received funds to examine how the social determinants of health impact the guardianship status and assignment to geriatric patients. Based on the findings of the research, seminar curricula focusing on aspects of caring for persons living with dementia, surrogate decision-making, and guardianship for medical, social work, and law students.