Wednesday April 9, 2008
Resources on the elderly for health care workers
After listening to this week's show on ageism one of our listeners, an ER nurse in British Columbia, wrote in to point out that most elderly get into hospital through emergency departments, and yet many folks who work in ER don't have a lot of experience with the elderly.
For those who are interested, she passed on a resource, the Geriatric Emergency Nursing Initiative, a project of the Acute Care Geriatric Nurse Network (ACGNN), which, according to its website, was established in British Columbia in 2003 by a collaborative of Clinical Nurse Specialists in gerontology, geriatric medicine, geriatric psychiatry and geriatric rehabilitation and orthopedics.
They offer up a webpage with a wealth of resource material. You can find it here:
Previous Comments (2)
The session on geriatrics showed the candor and precisely the problem with the host on ageism, not to be dismissed glibly as he was inclined to do. (It was disingenious to disagree with the doctor after the interview so she couldn't answer) I will refrain from listening to this program with its silly title and often flippant tone.
C. Lam, MD
I am writing a memoir, and continue to edit my blog, about my mother's death at home and my father's death in LTC. This is an excellent show for family members, like myself, who will have to advocate for seniors. I just hope we can activate Patient Navigators. It would have saved me some grief. There was little information divulged by health care professionals, with no referrals and little homecare support.Jennifer Jilks, May 25, 2008 5:14 PM