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This lecture discusses communication and interviewing skills with the geriatric patient. It is part of The Einstein Geriatrics Fellowship Core Curriculum, which is a 20 part lecture series designed for first year geriatrics fellows.
By the end of the lecture the student should be able to:
1. Review the common modifications required for interviewing older adults including adults with visual, auditory and cognitive deficits
2. Understand the unique aspects of obtaining a geriatrics social and functional history
3. Review styles of inquiry that increase the effectiveness of interviewing older adults and their caregivers
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines:
The Einstein Geriatrics Fellowship Core Curriculum is a 20 part lecture series designed for first year geriatrics fellows. The series covers the content areas outlined in the ACGME program requirements for geriatrics fellowship training including: Geriatrics syndromes (Delirium, Falls, Weight Loss, Urinary Incontinence, Pressure Ulcers,) Geriatric Psychiatry, Economic Aspects of Care, Pharmacology, Sites of Geriatrics Care (LTC, Home Visiting), Functional Assessment, Preventive Medicine, Communication Skills, Sexuality, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Audiology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Orthopedics and Hip Fractures. The lectures are 45 minute PowerPoint presentations with extensive speaker notes. Each lecture covers a specific content area. Most lectures are also appropriate for learners at other levels including IM/FM residents and students on clinical rotations.
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The Einstein Geriatrics Fellowship Core Curriculum: Communication and Interviewing Skills with the Geriatric Patient. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252