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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Improving Communication with Older Patients

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Improving Communication with Older Patients

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Jake Harwood, PhD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
21268
Date Posted: 
08/14/2012
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/06/2018
Abstract: 

Improving Communication with Older Patients 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: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Identify three problems that contribute to miscommunication between clinicians and older adults
  2. Describe the effect of those three problems on communication with older adults
  3.  Recommend approaches to avoid those three problems..
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."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Expires 6mos Email Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:54pm
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Suggested Citation:
Dr. Jake Harwood. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Improving Communication with Older Patients. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21268