A north star for gerontology: Using the threshold concept framework to transform ageism education

September 27, 2021


  • Leah M. Janssen
  • Valerie Flores
  • Jiawei Cao

This paper demonstrates the utility of the threshold concept framework for gerontologists by conceptualizing ageism as a threshold concept. The purpose of this article is to provide an innovative approach to education on complex gerontological topics in different clinical, research, and educational settings using ageism as a primary example of a threshold concept in gerontology.

The Gerontologist, doi: 10.1093/geront/gnab142

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  • Education