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.
Good info mainly to the points and easy explanations too
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.
Great sequence of screening, diagnostics, treatment and care. Good use of audiovisual support.
Excellent teaching method! So easy to learn and retain the topics!