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HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Training Series - "Getting the Facts" Effective Communication With Older Adults

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Estimated time to complete: 
2
Abstract: 

Long-term care personnel may overlook various barriers to effective communication with older adults and consequently misinterpret verbal and behavioral messages. General principles of the communication process are reviewed with an emphasis placed on problems created by sensory changes, staff attitudes and beliefs, and various types of disease that may affect the residents. Strategies to promote more effective communication are offered.

This is the second module in the Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS), a six-part training program designed to be taught as a one-hour educational program for care providers in long-term care settings. The six core topics address common problems faced in LTC settings. Each is designed to help staff be more knowledgeable about the causes of "problem behaviors" and about techniques to manage those troubling behaviors. The care providers' own feelings and behaviors in response to problem behaviors is examined, including the role of values and beliefs, personal needs, and stress in the work place.  All modules can be found at: http://www.nursing.uiowa.edu/hartford/nurse/core.htm

Educational objectives: 

Objectives:

  1. Explain how communication contributes to person-centered care.
  2. Give examples of nonverbal communication, verbal communication, and the context of communication.
  3. Explain how attitudes and/or beliefs can affect the communication process.
  4. Describe how changes in hearing and vision may affect an older person’s ability to communicate.
  5. Identify 2 common diseases or disabilities that can interfere with an older person’s ability to communicate.
  6. List 5 things that caregivers can do to improve communication with elders
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The training materials were designed to be flexible, and strongly encouraged individual trainers to adapt the modules to meet their unique needs and audiences. Throughout the training materials, trainers are urged to personalize the materials by using real-life examples from their facility, try out suggested interventions with residents prior to training staff, and use as many meaningful examples as possible to help staff apply the program concepts in their day-to-day practice.

The Geriatric Mental Health Training Series (GMHTS) was developed and evaluated between 1989 and 1994 with funds from the Division of Nursing, Bureau of Health Professions, Department of Health and Human Services, under the leadership of Kathleen C. Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Principal Investigator and current Co-Director of the Iowa HCGNE and Marianne Smith, MS, ARNP, pre-doctoral scholar of the Iowa HCGNE. This highly acclaimed training program is provided in a revised and updated format under the leadership of the HCGNE. Training materials are adapted for broad dissemination and use, and provided at no cost to users.

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The GMHTS was awarded Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing in 1993, was honored with the Best Practice Award from the National Institute on Human Resources and Aging in 1994, and received Sigma Theta Tau's Regional Research Dissemination Award in 1994 and their International Research Dissemination Award in 1995.

Date posted: 
Sat, 01/01/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 01/12/2011
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Suggested Citation:
HGNI: Geriatric Mental Health Training Series - "Getting the Facts" Effective Communication With Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

End of Life Care 6: Symptom Management in End of Life Care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

Symptom management at the end of life involves assessing and treating psychical and nonphysical symptoms to help prevent suffering and improve quality of life.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of various symptoms experienced at the end of life, assessment tools used for symptom management, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments utilized for these symptoms.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe symptoms commonly seen in End of Life Care.
  • Discuss possible causes and assessment for these common symptoms.
  • Provide pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions to help relieve these symptoms.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
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Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 6: Symptom Management in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

End of Life Care 5: Pain Management in End of Life Care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

Effectively managing pain requires that healthcare providers understand the types of pain, as well as the assessments utilized to measure pain and the treatments to manage pain.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of the types of pain experienced at the end of life, pain assessment and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments used for pain.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the types of pain.
  • Discuss the components of comprehensive pain assessment.
  • Discuss the barriers to effective pain management.
  • Discuss pharmacological treatment for pain.
  • Discuss non-pharmacologic management of pain.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , and . End of Life Care 5: Pain Management in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

End of Life Care 4: Assessing Psychosocial Needs in End of Life Care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

Psychosocial supports are formal and informal activities and relationships that provide for the needs of humans in their efforts to live in society and include education, healthcare, income security, social networks (i.e. family), and mental health (Barker, 2003). Service Providers from all professions need to pay attention to the who, what, when, where, why and how regarding a patient to fully understand the individual’s psychosocial needs.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students the opportunity to explore the patient and family’s preferences during end of life care, as well as cultural influences surrounding end of life decision making and finally psychosocial assessments utilized at this stage of care.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify needs and preferences of patients and families facing the end of life.
  • Discuss cultural influences on end of life decision making.
  • Highlight how healthcare provider's personal values may affect care of a patient.
  • Describe components of a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Provide examples of different types of psychosocial supports.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, and . End of Life Care 4: Assessing Psychosocial Needs in End of Life Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Intended Learner Audiences: 
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

A family meeting is a conference between patient, family members and the healthcare team involved in the care of the patient. Family meetings help to clarify decision making, promotes shared decision making, increases family satisfaction with care.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of what a family meeting is, when and why a family meeting should take place.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify how the family meeting is an essential tool to assist in end of life (EOL).
  • Review sentinel events precipitating family meetings.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . End of Life Care 3: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: The Family Meeting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

End of Life Care 2: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: General Principles

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Abstract: 

The patient, family members and healthcare team play an important role in the communication process during end of life care. End of life communication involves the disclosure of diagnosis and prognosis as well as eliciting preferences regarding goals of care, care site, palliative care and hospice options.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students an understanding of communication, barriers to communication and decision making at the end of life.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Review strategies that facilitate shared-decision making in end of life (EOL) communication.
  • Identify sentinel events warranting an EOL conversation.
  • Discuss factors patient/families consider important in EOL communication.
  • Identify barriers to EOL communication and impact of poor communication.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . End of Life Care 2: Effective Communication in End of Life Care: General Principles. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

End of Life Care 1: End of Life Overview

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Abstract: 

End of life care comprises of an interprofessional team providing individualized, humanistic approach to care for the patient who is dying; as well as reducing suffering and improving qualify of life.

The concept of this module is to give healthcare professionals and students the opportunity to explore end of life issues, decisions, laws advance directives and case studies.

Educational objectives: 

Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the tenets of end of life care.
  • Compare palliative care and hospice care.
  • Describe demographic trends.
  • Identify functional decline at the end of life.
  • Discuss models of care.
  • Explain public funding and economic impact on patient and families.
  • Describe decision making, capacity and advance care planning.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Technical Requirements and Notes: This learning module uses Adobe Flash media and may require you to add a browser "plug-in" in order to display properly. Most computers already have this free plug-in installed. But, if yours does not, it is very easy to download and install. Try the module first because the software is "smart" enough to detect the Flash player. If the module doesn't begin, you will be automatically prompted to download the plug-in. The module contains links to external websites which will open in a new browser window. Your browser's back button will not return to the module, so these new windows should be closed.

In order to track your progress, you must create an account and fill out a brief demographic profile. Once the profile has been created, you can log directly into the course.

Date posted: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 06/13/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , , and . End of Life Care 1: End of Life Overview. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Communicating with People who have Hearing Loss

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Sponsors: 
Product Information
Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

Communicating with People who have Hearing Loss is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…
  1. State the approximate percentage of older adults who have hearing impairment
  2. List the aspects of speech perception that are impaired in older adults with hearing impairment
  3. Explain how you can improve oral communication with older adults who have hearing impairment
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at http://www.reynolds.med.arizona.edu/EduProducts/ElderCareProviderSheets.cfm.

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 
The Elder Care provider sheets are occasionally published in the Arizona Geriatrics Society Journal, which is published twice yearly.
Date posted: 
Mon, 11/12/2018
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 10/16/2018
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Communicating with People who have Hearing Loss. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

This Caring Home

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
Other Learning Resource Type: 
Product Information
Abstract: 

An animated web-based educational tool providing tips to enhance home safety for persons with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. Highlights include a virtual home, product guides, videos and animations.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

ThisCaringHome.org is an award-winning website that can help caregivers learn new strategies that enhance the safety and well-being of their loved ones. A unique and beneficial part of this website is its Home Safety Section that allows caregivers to explore research-based solutions to home safety and daily care issues by a simple mouse click over a room. Learn about best practices and simple everyday solutions including:

  • 7 Steps to Better Bathing
  • Better Mealtimes
  • Cooking Safety
  • Smart Home Technologies
  • Activities to Reduce Agitation

Prepared by experts at Weill Cornell Medical College, this website features videos, animations, and photographs, as well as reviews of home furnishings, smart technologies, and homecare products. 

Publications from, presentations from, and/or citations to this product: 

Winner of the 2010 National Alzheimer's Caregiver Award, awarded by the National Alliance of Caregivers and MetLife Foundation

Date posted: 
Wed, 10/20/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 10/20/2010
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
This Caring Home. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Home)

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

This lecture presentation provides an overview of nursing home care for medical students and residents.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Become familiar with nursing homes and other similar facilities;
  2. Identify candidates for nursing homes and similar facilities;
  3. Define the services provided; and
  4. Identify important issues at nursing homes.
Date posted: 
Fri, 08/05/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Fri, 08/05/2011
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Home). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/246

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