Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Talking With Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook

 

Course Description: This course offers practical guidance for adapting to the unique communication needs of older adults. The course helps promote respect, understanding, and treatment adherence, while also encouraging efficient use of a clinician's time. Topics addressed in this course include considering healthcare perceptions, encouraging wellness, talking about sensitive subjects, breaking bad news, including family and caregivers in the decision-making process, and talking with older adults about cognitive problems.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of healthcare perceptions, understanding older patients, and obtaining a medical history
  • Discuss the concerns involving talking about sensitive subjects, supporting patients with chronic conditions, and breaking bad news
  • Discuss the issues related to working with diverse older patients and including families and caregivers

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 3 CE Credits or Hours

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Alden Hori, PhD, and National Institute on Aging

Content Publisher(s): National Institute on Aging

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. Subsequently, Dr. Hori was employed by an education company in the mental health field for over 18 years. He served as an Educational Consultant and Director of Academic Affairs for this organization. His duties revolved around the mental health field, and included: researching the psychological literature to keep abreast of current clinical topics; writing updates for educational courses; developing new educational courses; and presenting over 200 live workshops for psychologists-in-training.

Finally, Dr. Hori was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education clock hours.





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