The Portal of Geriatrics Online Education

Conversations about Health and Aging

Video Description: 

A short film about caring for elderly patients. We wanted real doctors and real old people. Recognizing we are all in this together, we also chose physicians from multiple medical and surgical subspecialties in addition to primary care physicians/geriatricians. None of it is scripted. Rather it is, as we intended, the good, the bad and the ugly, of caring for the aged. This film's objectives are:

1. To encourage learners to see the value in caring for older adults.

2. To hear experienced geriatricians and physician specialists tell their stories of practicing medicine with older adults.

3. To impress upon learners the reality that almost all physicians will be caring for older adults regardless of their specialty.