10th March 2021 Webinar for Primary and Secondary Care Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals; and Clergy
Please forward this email to primary and secondary care doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and clergy in your DHB catchment; and any other of your contacts or associated organisations whom you consider may be interested in this Frailty topic.
Third Webinar In The Series, Live Broadcast On Wednesday 10.03.2021 from 7pm-9pm, costing $30 + GST:
Professor Martin Connolly, a practicing Geriatrician at Waitemata District Health Board and his colleague Nurse Practitioner Dr Michal Boyd will present: the key findings, and summarise the practice implications for Clinicians resulting from their internationally peer reviewed studies about statistically predictable outcomes on admission to age residential care; and the theoretical trajectories of functional decline prior to death. They will present this against a background of the prevalence of frailty and its consequences, and a discussion of preventative factors.
In discussion with Caroline Leys, Selwyn Foundation Director of Spirituality, Martin and Michal will discuss what and how to best share these research findings with the frail older person and their family/whanau, given it is statistical information and thus not case specific (i.e. it may not correlate to even semi-accurate predictions per individual elder). The discussion will traverse the realities for health and social service professionals of the question asked, or hanging in deafening silence when an elder displays signs and symptoms of frailty – ‘how long have I (or Mum / Dad, etc) got to live? The discussion will also cover what clinicians of all disciplines can do differently when caring for frail elders in general practice, in the community, in hospital services, and in aged residential care.
For more information and to enrol click on: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/ageing-and-spirituality-webinar-tickets-141771892547
Webinar Series Focusing of the Health & Wellbeing of Elders:
Selwyn Foundation, a branch of the Anglican Church has been providing Age Residential Care since the 1950’s, we are one of the earliest providers of Age Care Villages in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have Day Care Services for Elders in several communities across the North Island, and some in the South Island. Across this timeframe we have provided education events for health and social service professionals and clergy; and for elders and their family/whanau. With the emergence of COVID-19 we have moved all our learning options on-line.
Our Ageing and Spirituality Webinar series focusing on the health and wellbeing of older adults is targeted at Primary and Secondary Care Doctors, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals; and Clergy.
Please feel welcome to forward this email to any of your DHB Teams or associated organisations whom you consider may be interested in these learning opportunities for working with older people.
The Selwyn Foundation