Emory University School of Medicine
This is a workshop directed at first year medical residents to introduce them to the basic principles of Geriatric medicine and an understanding how these principles may apply in the context of care for older patients. The workshop is targeted towards a group of 7-15 residents at a time. It can be given as one four-hour block, or divided into multiple shorter sessions. The workshop uses the Emory Basics in Geriatric 10 (BIG 10) as the structure for the talk. Please contact the author to obtain the DVD portion of this lecture.
At the end of the session, learners should be able to: 1) Describe traditional medical thinking 2) Identify important principles of a geriatric medicine approach (BIG 10) 3) Determine decision making capacity in a basic fashion 4) Instruct patients on completion of advance directives in a basic fashion