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  1. Last Updated 07/11/2012

    Models of care such as the chronic care model and effective teams/interprofessional care models help in improving healthcare services to patients and their caregivers living with chronic conditions. The concept of this module is to give ...

  2. Last Updated 07/11/2012

    Successful self-management involves support from healthcare professionals which includes assessing one's ability to carry out care, understanding treatment, being aware of the patient's access to resources and providing the patient with the ...

  3. Last Updated 07/11/2012

    Evidence-Based Practice requires a systematic approach, which involves: determining the best approach to treatment utilizing professional judgment, establishing the problem, conducting literature research on effective treatments, reviewing ...

  4. Last Updated 07/11/2012

    Social issues are certainly a challenge to adequate healthcare for the older adult. However, identifying appropriate resources and utilizing evidence based models such as the Chronic Care Model and interprofessional care will assist with ...

  5. Last Updated 12/03/2012

    Caregiving can be rewarding and yet a challenge. The stress and strain of caregiving can be detrimental to the care provider’s health. The complexity of transitioning into the role of caregiver to identifying adequate resources for both the ...

  6. Last Updated 09/21/2010

    Recognizing depression can be quite complex as it relates to the barriers associated with this condition; as well as having the ability to identify the common signs and symptoms associated with depression. This module examines the complexity ...

  7. Last Updated 09/21/2010

    Depression is very common among the older adult population. The challenges related to this condition are extensive. (i.e. recognition of the condition, cost-effectiveness of treatment, public health concerns, etc). The risk factors for this ...

  8. Last Updated 09/21/2010

    Treatment for depression should be individualized to meet patient needs. A robust body of evidence now exists for treating depression in older adults. However, there are many challenges in providing effective care for the older adult. New ...

  9. Last Updated 09/21/2010

    Depression disparities among culturally diverse older adults is a growing public health concern. Many challenges including access to care and system barriers, limited English proficiency, patient-provider discordance, cost and cultural ...

  10. Last Updated 09/21/2010

    Pharmacologic management of depression in the older adult can be very complex especially when related to treatment by medication. There are many factors to consider in effectively treating and managing depression. Some of these include: ...

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