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Considerable information is available about elder abuse but there is a lack of connection between this knowledge and the day-to-day activities of healthcare professionals.
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care now has an innovative program in ethics education.
MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is commonly perceived as a miraculous treatment that averts death. For many, the understanding of CPR comes from television and movies where, inevitably, death is cheated by heroic resuscitation.
Genuine and personal care, trust and friendship often characterize the relationship between a physician and his or her geriatric patient.
Of all the symptoms associated with illnesses that commonly affect geriatric patients, the most difficult to manage--for the patient and his or her physician--are those that affect the patient's mental faculties.
Physicians who treat elderly patients are well aware of how important a driver's licence is to a geriatric patient. The ability to drive represents perhaps the greatest source of independence to an elderly patient.
Increasingly, primary care physicians are facing the stress of dealing with the wrath of patients who have incurred staggering and ruinous bills for medical attention while travelling outside of Canada.
Ensuring the safety of nursing home residents is a high priority for both families and health care personnel. To this end, various types of restraints have traditionally been used to protect residents from falls and injuries.
Elder abuse is an unfortunate and undiscussed phenomenon in our society, yet it is one that many physicians will encounter in the treatment of their elderly patients.