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Goals of Care Conversation Curriculum (GOCCC) Training

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

We developed a 3-part curriculum for teaching the basics of communication about goals of care (GOC) in older persons targeted towards medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. There are 3 modules: 

1. Communicating Serious News - identifies strategies for effective communication and especially communicating serious news to patients or family members and improving our ability to transmit this news in an empathic and effective manner.

2. Goals of Care Discussion -focuses on the essential components of a GOC discussion; initiation, understanding the patient and family perspective, surrogate decision making, and concluding remarks clarifying and summarizing key discussion points and areas of understanding.

3. Managing conflict with patients and families - focuses on how to address frustrated and perhaps angry patients or family members who sometimes don’t feel that they are being listened to.  As providers, we are often put in this situation with few resources or skills to help guide us on how to deal with the patient’s and family’s emotions as well as our own.  Each module contains a didactic lecture (45-60 minutes), examples of faculty role play (10-15 minutes), instructions for participant role play activities focused around a clinical case scenario done in dyads (30 minutes), and a sample evaluation form. Each module is best done in 2-hour sessions and in small groups (10-20 participants) but can be modified for 1-hour sessions. The content is applicable to a range of learners although the participant role play will likely be more meaningful for the more advanced learners.

Educational objectives: 

At the end of Module 1: Discussing Serious News, students, residents, and faculty will be able to:        

a.      Use curiosity and good listening skills to understand patient coping styles

b.      Describe empathic and effective approaches to discussing serious news

c.       Identify strategies for discussing prognosis

At the end of Module 2: Basic GOC, students, residents, and faculty will be able to:

a.       Be comfortable and effective talking with patients and families about goals of care for patients with serious life-threatening, or chronic conditions

b.      Describe goals of care discussions as an essential component of the practice of medicine accepted within the mainstream of legal, moral, and ethical principles

c.       Articulate the complexity and subtleties of surrogate decision-making, in particular the concept of substituted judgment

d.      Practice the key components of goals of care discussions in a simulation as a way to gain competence and confidence in conducting GOC conversations

At the end of Module 3: Managing Conflict, students, residents, and faculty will be able to:

a.       Manage conflict in an effective and empathic manner to de-escalate anger and frustration experienced by patients and families during serious illness

b.      Recognize that in life-threatening situations, anger is a common response

c.       Describe communication techniques for diffusing anger

d.      Apply recommended skills to manage conflict and guide patients’ families and other clinicians through difficult decisions

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/20/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/20/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Goals of Care Conversation Curriculum (GOCCC) Training. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Transitions of Care Workshop- Preparing 4th year Medical Students for Internship

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

Care Transitions are complicated and ineffective transitions result in poor patient outcomes and readmissions. The Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has recently developed Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) required for graduating medical students and two of the thirteen focus on transition of care issues. Residency programs are formalizing curricula around this topic as it is one of six focus areas within the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program, however graduating medical students have no formalized training in Care Transitions as of this time. This product provides a framework for practical training for graduating medical students and interns. A case based workshop on care transitions was created and utilized to instruct 4th yeard medical students and  Interns.  This included a small group didactic and a team based problem-solving session focused on a discharge case of a geriatric patient with multimorbidity. This curriculum was initially designed for medical students and interns on Internal Medicine, but can also be utilized to instruct learners in other fields and interprofessional learners.

Educational objectives: 
Define a care transition
Identify those at high risk for a complicated care transition
Apply specific risk assessment tools including the 8P’s, to estimate risk
Appraise the consequences resulting from ineffective transitions of care
Formulate a  safe care transition and discharge plan
Identify the important components of  successful transitional care
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Transitions of Care curriculum for 4th year medical students and Medical Interns
Interactive case based workshop to provide practical training on Transitions of Care
Small group classroom session with power point presentation and with a team based problem-solving component focusing on a discharge case of a geriatric patient with multimorbidit
Faculty Guide designed to guide active learning while students worked through the case in their teams
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Kranz, Kimberly, Strano-Paul, Lisa.  Preparing Graduating 4th year Medical Students for Internship- Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. Model Geriatric Programs: Geriatric Education Materials and Methods Swap. Presented at American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting Long Beach CA May 2016   

Kranz, K, Strano-Paul L, Go, R. Preparing graduating 4th year medical students for internship: Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. American Geriatric Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach CA, May 2016.

Kranz, K, Strano-Paul L, Go, R. Preparing graduating 4th year medical students for internship: Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. Women in Medicine Research Day. Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY March 2016.

Kranz, K, Strano-Paul L, Go, R. Preparing graduating 4th year medical students for internship: Implementing a Transitions of Care Workshop. Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, Academic Internal Medicine Week, Atlanta, GA. October 2015.

                               

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/20/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/20/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Transitions of Care Workshop- Preparing 4th year Medical Students for Internship. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

3D (dementia, depression, delirium) Flipped Classroom Didactic for Medical Students

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

Background: Dementia, delirium, and depression are core minimum competencies outlined by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) for medical students by graduation. Focus groups with Hopkins’ medical students found that they had variable clinical experiences with 3Ds during neurology and psychiatry rotations and found it challenging to take a history from a patient with cognitive impairment.
Methods: A joint curriculum was established with psychiatry and neurology core clerkship directors for third and fourth year medical students. Pre-session: PowerPoint with information on 3Ds, mini-cog, 4AT, and PHQ-9. Using pre-recorded simulated videos, students completed worksheets and discussed in class. Additionally we incorporated an in person caregiver interview. We assessed students’ knowledge with in-class audience response questions, pre and post evaluations on how well learning objectives were addressed, and three month post didactic to assess behavior change. This curriculum will be repeated 4 more times during 2015-2016 academic year.
Results: In the first 3 quarters, 64 students completed didactic. Students scored 44-78% correct on 3/6 knowledge test questions (other 3 questions scored >90% correct). Students demonstrated most improvement in use and interpret mini-cog for dementia screen and 4AT for delirium screen as well as communication skills with patients and caregivers. No self-reported change pre and post didactic for students’ ability to differentiating between dementia and depression, or between dementia and delirium. Most importantly, a majority of students identified the importance of communicating with caregivers and providing support not only for the patient, but also for the caregiver. At three months follow up survey (75% completion rate), students identified communication techniques and understanding caregiver’s challenges as the most useful “take home” points from didactic.
Conclusions: Overall the 3D didactic was well received by medical students. They improved in identifying when to use screening tools for 3Ds, which may translate from knowledge to behavior at their next rotations. They also overwhelmingly identified the importance of communicating and assessing caregivers’ needs. More data will be collected during additional sessions this academic year. This curriculum could be easily disseminated without much additional resources.

Educational objectives: 

Knowledge & Skills objectives:
1. Recognize, compare and contrast  delirium, dementia, and depression in various clinical presentations.
2. Formulate a differential diagnosis and implement initial evaluation in a patient who exhibits delirium, dementia, or depression by evaluating video interviews among patient, caregiver, and provider triad communication skills.
3.  Assess an older patient with delirium, initiate a diagnostic work-up to determine the root cause (etiology), by identifying predisposing factors and differential diagnosis of delirium, by utilizing  non pharmacologic strategies for delirium.
4. Perform and interpret a cognitive assessment in older patients for whom there are concerns regarding memory or function by demonstrating the ability to differentiate the result of 4AT (rapid assessment test of delirium) based on video interview of delirious patient.  Proficiency to use Mini-Mental Status Exam (MMSE)and mini-cog to determine cognitive impairment.

Program/process Objectives:
• ≥ 95% of medical students in neurology and psychiatry rotation will attend the dementia day.
• Of students who attended didactic in person, 100% of the medical students will have demonstrated the ability to distinguish dementia, delirium, and depression using worksheets based on video interviews.

 

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

AGS poster presentation 2016

AGS Educational Showcase 2016

Date posted: 
Tue, 07/26/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 07/26/2016
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Suggested Citation:
3D (dementia, depression, delirium) Flipped Classroom Didactic for Medical Students. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Elder Care A Resource of Interprofessional Providers: Statin Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Older Adults

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Statin Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Older Adults 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: 
  1. Know the age upper age limit for use of the AHA/ACC 10-year cardiovascular risk calculator
  2. Avoid prescribing statins that may cross react with other medications
  3. Take appropriate action if a patient is thought to have statin-induced cognitive changes
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 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.    

Date posted: 
Mon, 04/25/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 07/05/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource of Interprofessional Providers: Statin Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Conducting Family Meetings

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Conducting Family Meetings 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: 
  1. Know when it is appropriate to conduct a family meeting
  2. Know the steps to follow when conducting a family meeting
  3. Be aware of statements to avoid during family meetings
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

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 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Date posted: 
Tue, 07/05/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 07/05/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Conducting Family Meetings. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Elder Care A Resource of Interprofessional Providers: Statin Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Older Adults

:  
Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Statin Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Older Adults 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: 
  1. Know the age upper age limit for use of the AHA/ACC 10-year cardiovascular risk calculator
  2. Avoid prescribing statins that may cross react with other medications
  3. Take appropriate action if a patient is thought to have statin-induced cognitive changes
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 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.    

Date posted: 
Tue, 03/28/2017
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 03/28/2017
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource of Interprofessional Providers: Statin Therapy for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Family Meeting OSCE Assessment Tool (FMOSCEAT)

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
0
Abstract: 

A cornerstone procedure in palliative medicine is to perform family meetings, also referred to as family conferences. Family meetings are reported to improve communication between the health care team and the patient and/or their family. Learning how to lead family meetings is an important skill for all physicians, nurses, and others who care for patients with serious illnesses and their families.

The Family Meeting Objective Structured Clinical Exam Assessment Tool (FMOSCEAT) is a validated assessment tool designed to assess trainee’s clinical skill to perform and lead family meetings in an OSCE setting. This tool represents 6 important best practice behaviors building on evidence from literature search, guidelines and competencies with 34 items using Yes/No responses.

 

 

Educational objectives: 

To identify and assess trainee's ability to perform and lead family meetings. 

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 
  1. Hagiwara Y, Healy J, Ghannam S, Lee S, Sanchez-Reilly S. Development and Validation of a Family Meeting OSCE Assessment Tool (FMOSCEAT). J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016;51(2):332-333.
  2. Hagiwara Y. Family Meeting OSCE Assessment Tool. 2016 Feb; Los Angeles, CA.  (2016 Innovations in Medical Education Conference Abstracts)
Date posted: 
Mon, 07/18/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/18/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Family Meeting OSCE Assessment Tool (FMOSCEAT). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Postoperative Delirium Curriculum For General Surgery Residents

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

According to estimates, 50% of older adults will have an operation after the age of 65 with postoperative delirium being the most common complication in this age group. Even though delirium is common, the diagnosis is often overlooked and improperly treated. The American Geriatric Society surveyed surgical specialists and found that delirium was the geriatric clinical issue having the largest knowledge gap. Most surgical training programs still have little geriatric care incorporated explicitly into the curricula, and little explicit assessment of skills in caring for older patients. There is still a significant gap in formalized delirium education in surgical training programs. Our goal is to address this gap with this postoperative delirium curriculum for general surgery residents. Our objective is that through this geriatric surgical curriculum with a foundation consisting of delirium prevention, assessment, and management will ultimately lead to improved surgical care outcomes for older adults. This is a case based guide to compliment an online module through the Surgical Council of Resident Education (SCORE) website. We designed an online module on the SCORE website on postoperative delirium and this is an interactive case based small group exercise along with pre-post test, mini-cex, pocket card, and consultant check sheet. The case will require learners to go through a real surgical case, identify and modify risk factors, do delirium risk assessment, use a validated delirium screening tool (4AT), and come up with prevention and treatment options.

Educational objectives: 

After completion of the curriculum, the surgical resident will be able to:

  1. Identify the pathophysiological causes of postoperative delirium.
  2. Identify risk factors for the development of postoperative delirium.
  3. Recognize interventions to prevent postoperative delirium.
  4. Describe the common presentation of delirium and be able to distinguish delirium from dementia and depression.
  5. Recognize evidence based assessment tools (e.g. 3D CAM, 4AT, etc.) as reliable ways to screen for postoperative delirium.
  6. Describe the major effects that delirium has on surgical and patient outcomes.
  7. Correctly employed a validated delirium assessment tool (e.g. 4AT) to screen postoperative delirium in non-ICU older confused surgical patient.
  8. Calculate the correct delirium risk assessment score for a case scenario.
  9. Propose strategies for mitigating preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative risk factors for a common general surgery case scenario.
  10. Identify "best-practice" non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment strategies to manage postoperative delirium given a case scenario   
  11. Demonstrate to their attending or geriatric consultant the correct use of a validated delirium assessment tool to screen for postoperative delirium in non-ICU older confused surgical patient. 
  12. Perform prevention measures and monitor delirium development via evidence based assessment method (e.g 4AT) prior to geriatric consult.   

As a result of the curriculum, surgical residents will rate as important that surgeons should know:

1. Treatment strategies for postoperative delirium.

2. How to screen for postoperative delirium using a validated assessment tool.       

3. Strategies to prevent postoperative delirium.      

 

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

This was presented at the American Geriatricy Society Meeting and American Delirium Society Meeting.

Date posted: 
Wed, 02/13/2019
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 01/28/2019
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Postoperative Delirium Curriculum For General Surgery Residents. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2019 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Your Role in Delirium Detection and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Sponsors: 
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This 24 minute video defines delirium and clarifies the role of each member of the acute care interdisciplinary team in detecting delirium and communicating with team members in the SBAR format (Situation, Background, Assessment and Request/Recommendation.)  The Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) is highlighted as the tool to use for delirium detection.  The video includes some voiceover with PowerPoint slides and a TeamSTEPPS video depictng a hospital nurse SBAR report to a provider on a patient with possible delirium. 

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this material, you will be able to:

  • Define and understand delirium and its significance in patient care.
  • Learn how to administer and interpret the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM.)
  • Define your role on an interdisciplinary team in caring for hospitalized patients with delirium.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively about delirium using SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Request/Recommendation).

 

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2016
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Suggested Citation:
Your Role in Delirium Detection and Treatment: An Interdisciplinary Approach. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Discussing Cognitive Aging with Patients and Families

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Discussing Cognitive Aging with Patients and Families 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: 
  1. Define cognitive aging
  2. Explain the difference between fluid intelligence and crystalized intelligence
  3. Identify a clinical test that can be used to assess speed of medical processing
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 Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.

Nelson, D. and Medina-Walpole, A. (2010, December), Elder care provider fact sheets. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(12), 2414-2415. Also available online.  

Date posted: 
Thu, 06/30/2016
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Thu, 06/30/2016
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Discussing Cognitive Aging with Patients and Families. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/1052

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