What you'll learn

  • Evaluate palliative care and its role in caring for older adults at end of life

  • Identify opportunities to engage patients in advanced care planning

  • Determine which patients are eligible for hospice benefits

  • Develop appropriate strategies to manage pain in older adults

  • View course registration page for additional learning objectives

Course description

The focus is on common clinical problems encountered in primary care practice. The program incorporates the knowledge and skills of many disciplines needed for effective management of medical, neurological and psychiatric illness in the older adult. Lectures are complimented by small group workshop sessions that emphasize practical approached to complex problems of a geriatric population in a variety of settings, including office practices, hospitals and nursing homes. Target audience includes all medical professionals seeking training in the care of an older population. 

This accredited course is offered by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Specialty Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants and Psychologists Contact ceprograms@hms.harvard.edu with questions. 

*Register before December 16, 2022 to receive the discounted price.

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