Addressing Ageism in Healthcare

This toolkit is designed to help us all reflect on ageism and understand better how it affects the care and health of older adults, in particular. 

Kathleen Krichbaum, PhD, RN, FGSA, ANEF, FAAN is a Professor in the School of Nursing. She has taught courses in gerontology and has conducted research on improving teaching and student learning in nursing, and on improving the quality of care and health for older adults.

This toolkit contains two components: a Learner Module and a compendium of Teaching and Learning Resources.


The Learner Module is designed for students. It is a digital, interactive learning activity. To assign the module to students, instructors can click on the Learner Module icon to the left and copy the URL into their teaching documents for their learners to access. The module is free and accessible to all.

Note: When accessing the learner module, some users may wish to use the CTRL/Command + or – function to adjust the size of the text on their screen.



The Faculty Resources document is intended to provide preceptors and other instructors with activities and training ideas for health professional students following their completion of the Ageism learning module.



Toolkit created October 2022.