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University of Michigan Geriatric Guardianship Project

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

University of Michigan

Occupations Involved

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.

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