The aims of the workshop are to:
- Outline the social, emotional, nursing and medical issues that need to be considered when planning care for/with older people with diabetes.
- Involve workshop participants in discussing key aspects of care using a case study approach.
- Challenge, provoke and engage the audience.
Overview of the symposium content
Professor Trisha Dunning - Who are older people?
Ms Nicole Duggan - Caring for older people with diabetes: nursing perspective
Dr Mark Kennedy - Caring for older people with diabetes: a medical perspective
Questions to the speakers and interactive case discussion
At the end of the symposium, participants will be able to:
- Understand that each older person is highly individual and that care must be personalised to suit their functional status, life expectancy, risk profile and personal goals.
- Outline the key social, emotional/psychological, nursing and medical issues that need to be considered when planning care for/with older people with diabetes and their families.
- Understand the importance of adopting a proactive strategy for identifying and managing associated risks such as pain, falls, and medicine-related errors and adverse events.
- Understand the effect of changing functional status on care and education needs, quality of life and self-care capacity.
- Understand the importance of regular comprehensive assessments and medicine reviews to safety and proactive, preventative care planning.