Interprofessional Education in Geriatrics and Gerontology for Healthcare Professionals
Overview: The vast majority of older adults currently receive their medical care from general primary care providers rather than from geriatrics specialists. By virtue of their practices, most Primary Care Practitioners have a working knowledge of the basic principles of geriatric care. The goal of this course is to provide these seasoned clinicians with advanced training in geriatrics and palliative care using common clinical conditions as a framework for discussion. This interdisciplinary course will employ a variety of learning modalities that are highly interactive and will include hands-on instruction in practical and efficient clinical tools participants can use to improve the care of their older patients. Each day will cover updates on particular disease topics as they relate to geriatrics. Participants will engage in a commitment to practice change and teaching as a result of this course. Day's learning objectives are: • Utilize palliative care and oncology tools. • Describe the relationship between geriatrics and oncology. • Identify two current cancer treatments. • Name two cancer screening tools.
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