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Communicating with Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Review of What Really Works - PDF Download Only

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As the title suggests, this special publication compiles evidence-based recommendations for improving face-to-face communication with older patients. The recommendations were contributed by experts in the fields of gerontology and communications. Each recommendation is accompanied by a brief explanation of the rationale, tips for implementing the recommendation in busy health care settings, and selected references for further reading. The objective is to encourage behaviors that consider the unique abilities and challenges of older adult patients and produce positive, effective interactions among everyone involved.  
This publication is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, biologists, psychologists, social workers, caregivers, economists, health policy experts—in fact, anyone who seeks to have the best possible interactions with older patients. We believe that this collection of recommendations will assist you in identifying and responding to opportunities to improve the health of older adults. This publication was developed by GSA and supported by McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

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