Better care for older people – General Medical Council [UK] – 9 July 2014

Posted on July 11, 2014. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: , |

Better care for older people – General Medical Council [UK] – 9 July 2014

The GMC has launched a new online resource to support doctors in their day-to-day care of older patients.

It has worked closely with partner organisations, including the British Geriatrics Society and Age UK, to create Better care for older people. The resource gives practical advice, including from leading clinicians, on how to put older patients first and use GMC guidance to handle their clinical, emotional and psychological needs.

At the core of the resource is a series of videos featuring interviews with older patients. Their experiences of dealing with doctors, from feeling that they have been pushed aside because of their age to the importance of seeing the same doctor, helps put the GMC’s guidance into context and is a strong reminder of the importance of placing the patient at the centre of care.

The resource also contains a mixture of guidance, case studies, scenarios, articles and tips to prepare doctors for caring for the growing number of older patients.”

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