CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
Ongoing communication is key to working effectively with your older patient. This course will introduce skills that are essential in caring for older patients and their families. Paying attention to communication increases the odds of greater health for your patient and satisfaction for you both.
Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:
1. Summarize how ageism can influence both patients and physicians.
2. List tips to enhance communication with a patient who has lost some hearing.
3. Explain considerations when communicating diagnoses and treatment plans for patients with chronic conditions.
4. Describe how cultural differences have an impact on how patients view doctors and medicine.
5. Become familiar with communication techniques when working with a confused or cognitively impaired patient.
|Considering Health Care Perceptions||0.32 Contact Hours|
|Understanding Older Patients||0.44 Contact Hours|
|Obtaining the Medical History||0.40 Contact Hours|
|Encouraging Wellness||0.28 Contact Hours|
|Talking About Sensitive Subjects||0.80 Contact Hours|
|Supporting Patients With Chronic Conditions||0.28 Contact Hours|
|Breaking Bad News||0.28 Contact Hours|
|Working With Diverse Older Patients||0.20 Contact Hours|
|Including Families and Caregivers||0.20 Contact Hours|
|Talking With Patients About Cognitive Problems||0.52 Contact Hours|
|Keeping the Door Open||0.28 Contact Hours|
Total = 4 Contact hours
Instructional Level: Basic
AOTA Classification Code: Domain of Occupational Therapy
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