University of Arizona College of Medicine
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.
After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…
- Identify three problems that contribute to miscommunication between clinicians and older adults
- Describe the effect of those three problems on communication with older adults
- Recommend approaches to avoid those three problems..
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Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.