HLTH 4523 Health & Aging
Health & Aging Elder Interview Paper
Students will interview an older adult on a topic related to health and aging. Students will develop questions based on their own interest, conduct an interview of an older adult using the questions, and write a summary of the experience.
Develop interview questions. It is recommended that you develop 5-10 open-ended questions on a topic related to health and aging. Choose a topic of interest to you. These questions should be developed prior to your interview. You may add extra questions during the interview if needed, but this should be limited.
Interview an older adult.
o Schedule a time to meet with an older adult to ask your questions. o Record your interview. You will be expected to give a detailed account of the answers. Audio recording is recommended so you can refer back to it when writing your reflection; however, you must get permission from the older adult. If audio recording is not possible, take detailed notes.
o Selection criteria for the older adult
Must be at least 65 years old
May not be related to you or someone you interact with on a regular basis Must express a willingness to visit with you and answer questions themselves
Summarize your experience in a paper that includes the following components (see grading rubric for details.
o Introduction – introduce the older adult and your interview topic. o Summary of the interview – the question followed by response and follow-up questions. The transcript does not have to be written word per word, but should provide details of the conversation.
o Reflection – see grading rubric for specific questions to answer. Paper Format:
Typed, 12-point font
No page minimum or maximum, but make sure to include all requested components Submit in D2L dropbox by posted deadline
o APA exception: no cover page, place your name in the top right corner of the header so your name appears...
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