3203.0 Communicating Health Information with Older Adults

Monday, October 29, 2012: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Communicating health information with older adults plays a significant role in long-term care services. There are five presentations in this session, including: the ability of their older patients to drive, a qualitative study uses discourse analysis to define and examine discourses of health promotion and prevention involved in 40 provider-patient primary care discussions about diabetes, a food-bank based nutrition education program that addresses the unique nutritional needs of low-income elderly adults, the HIV messages that target older adults, as well as the established doctor-patient relationships.
Session Objectives: 1. Assess the usefulness of a web-based curriculum in implementing practice change concerning older adult patients and driving. 2. Compare potential ways of communicating health information and responding to cultural cues with older adults that may contribute to racial/ethnic variations in engagement and understanding. 3. Identify three barriers low-income, elderly adults face to optimal nutrition. 4. Learn prevention efforts targeting senior adults.

Discourses of prevention for veterans with chronic disease in primary care: Cues for health promotion planning
Charlene Pope, PhD, MPH, BSN, RN, Boyd Davis, PhD, Bertha North-Lee, AA and Leonard Egede, MD, MS

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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