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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Depression in Elders

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Depression in Elders

University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20208
Date Posted: 
05/01/2015
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
09/02/2016
Abstract: 

"Depression in Elders" is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
Objectives:
1. Identify the most common geriatric psychiatric disorder
2. Screen patients for depression using two brief screening questions
3. List risk factors for suicide by older adults
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Dr. M. Jane Mohler. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Depression in Elders. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2015 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20208