Geriatric Care
Geriatric Care

Geriatric Care

by Charles Vega, MD

The care of older adults presents many challenges but also offers many rewards. Though younger patients typically present for medical care, which is focused on a single problem, seniors often have multiple, interacting conditions and competing agendas for their medical care. Professionals need to be prepared to recognize the complex interplay of aging, illness, medications, and social stressors that affect the health of their patients. Today's healthcare providers, more than ever, must learn to function as members of health care teams, assembled around the specific needs of individual patients in a variety of settings.

With geriatric patients, it is more prudent to discuss larger themes (e.g., medication overuse, maintaining functionality, nutrition, independence, death and dying) than to discuss specific disease topics. That is, it is important not to miss the forest for the trees, and to maximize quality of life.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:33 h
  • Quiz questions 24
  • Concept Pages 7

Content

Your Educators of course Geriatric Care

 Charles Vega, MD

Charles Vega, MD

Dr. Charles Vega is the Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine in California, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed residency training in Family Medicine at UC Irvine. Currently, he is the Executive Director of UCI’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community.
Due to his achievements, he earned a Macy Faculty Scholarship to improve patient-centered health education at UCI.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Vega teaches courses on Family Medicine.


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Easy explanation
By Khalid L. on 24. August 2021 for Geriatric Care

Good info mainly to the points and easy explanations too

 
Medical and human
By Jean-François E. on 28. February 2020 for Geriatric Care

This course is an interesting mix of medical knowledge and human experience. I enjoyed every minute of it. I would recommend this course to anyone in the field of medicine, and aspiring GPs in particular. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us Dr Vega.

 
Awesome
By Fernando A. on 06. March 2018 for Cognitive Decline among Older Adults

Great sequence of screening, diagnostics, treatment and care. Good use of audiovisual support.

 
Very yield informations
By Reynoldine N. on 17. December 2017 for Caring for Older Adults

Excellent teaching method! So easy to learn and retain the topics!