The GEN-C presents Engaging the Elderly
Start: 25th September 2020
End: 13th August 2021
Course Title: The GEN-C presents Engaging the Elderly
This module seeks to inform the reader about how to go about more effectively engaging the elderly in the they deliver in their clinical practices. It begins by building an understanding of the normal physiological changes a human being undergoes. Current sociological theories of how societies are thought to view the elderly are explored followed by the major physical and psychological problems the aging person is confronted with. Suggestions are then made on how chiropractors can be agents of change by delivering high quality care through a strong therapeutic alliance.
On completion of this unit, the reader should be able to:
- Analyse the elderly demographic with respect to creating increased chiropractic care opportunities
- Evaluate the normal physiological changes a human being undergoes as they age and create appropriate rehabilitation expectations and interventions
- Analyse the major biopsychosocial problems facing the elderly and be able to evaluate current clinical interventions
- Apply the concept of therapeutic alliance for the creation of enhanced daily clinical encounters with the elderly
Presenter: Stan Innes.
Stan Innes graduated as a chiropractor from RMIT in 1983. He practised for more than 30 years in chiropractic clinical practice in outer Melbourne, Victoria Australia and during that time completed his training as a clinical psychologist in 2002. Stan was appointed as a lecturer at Murdoch University (Western Australia) in 2014. He teaches subjects in rehabilitation, ethics, professional practice, and mental health care in chiropractic practice. His research areas have included chiropractic student well-being, accreditation and the competent practice of chiropractic that were part of his PhD that was completed in 2019.
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