• Advance Care Planning for the Elderly: Going Beyond Advance Directives to Honor Wishes
Includes thought-provoking assessments and tools designed to guide the elderly, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals as they all contemplate their future physical, psychosocial, and spiritual wishes at the end of life.
• Aging Well in the 21st Century: Helping Patients Make Lifestyle Choices that Count
Addresses the number of research studies on this subject as our population is aging in overwhelming proportions. The healthcare professional’s role in educating on cancer prevention strategies, maintaining the brain, heart health and more will be discussed.
• The Generation Gap in Healthcare: Implications for Both Patient Care and the Workforce
Navigate the generational gap that exists among patients and healthcare professionals with the overall goal of improving patient care and exceeding expectations.
• Hot Topics in Geriatric Care: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know
Meets the Texas Board of Nursing requirement for all nurses who provide care to older adults. Content includes information about elder abuse, age related memory changes and disease processes, health promotion/maintenance and end of life issues.
• How Patients Define Quality of Life: Little Things Make a Difference
Focuses on quality of life issues for healthcare professionals and how that translates into providing more personalized care for their patients.
• Keeping the Elderly on Their Feet: State-of-the-Art Programs in Fall Prevention
Outlines the latest research and program-development on fall prevention in response to the Center for Disease Control’s declaration that elderly falls have become a national epidemic.
• The Other Drug Problem: Patient Non-Adherence in the Elderly Population
Communicates the current statistics, implications and best practices in working with elderly population to tackle the growing concern of patient non-compliance to medication orders and treatment plans.
• Patient-Centered Care: Implications for the Elderly Population
Analyzes what patient centered care means for patients, their families, medical professionals and medical settings. Both the benefits of patient-centered care and potential costs will be acknowledged and debated as it relates to the elderly patient population.
• Recognizing Cultural Diversity: Ethical Issues in Caring for the Elderly
Discusses how healthcare professionals should adapt interventions to meet the cultural needs and preferences (ethnic and religious belief, values, and practices) of a diverse elderly population.