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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
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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/252

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/252

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/252

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/252

Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety in the Elderly

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

The podcast focuses on assessment and treatment of anxiety in older adults.  It also covers diagnosis criteria and treatment strategies for management of anxiety, as well as looking at the evidence for risks associated with a variety of pharmacologic treatment options.

Educational objectives: 
  1. How to distinguish between anxiety-related symptoms and anxiety disorders in the elderly.
  2. The relationship between anxiety and other medical co-morbidities and depression.
  3. Describe the risks and benefits of common medications used to treat anxiety including SSRIs and Benzodiazepines.
  4. Discuss the role of non-pharmacologic treatment of anxiety in older adults 
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This material has been reviewed by faculty from NJISA's Education Workgroup Committee - 5 Geriatricians, 2 Psychiatrists and education staff.

For more information on the GeriPod series, please visit the UMDNJ website at http://njisa.umdnj.edu/education/geripods/index2.html.

Date posted: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Wed, 08/17/2011
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Suggested Citation:
and . Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety in the Elderly. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Medical Decision Making in Assessing Capacity

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

This GeriPod broadcast is the fifth episode in a six-part series on Mental Health and Aging. This podcast focuses on assessing medical decision making capacity in older adults. The terms capacity versus competence are discussed as well as some key elements to consider when assessing an older adult’s medical decision making capability.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Describe the meaning of capacity assessment and its key elements in medical decision making.
  2. Describe approaches to capacity assessment and risk identification.
  3. Explain the implications for a diagnosis of dementia on assessing capacity.
  4. Apply knowledge of capacity assessment using practical patient case examples.  
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This podcast can also be accessed at http:/njisa.umdnj.edu/. Click on the listen to podcast link on the NJISA homepage, complete the survey and choose number 5 podcast in the series of 6.

This product has been reviewed by an education workgroup committee of 6 UMDNJ faculty-Geriatricians and Geriatric Psychiatrists.

Date posted: 
Mon, 09/12/2011
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 09/12/2011
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Suggested Citation:
, and . Medical Decision Making in Assessing Capacity. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis 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: 

Objectives:

  1. Describe the typical clinical presentation of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS)
  2. Identify limitations of the imaging tests used to diagnose LSS
  3. Identify the most effective treatments for LSS
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.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

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
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Suggested Citation:
This Caring Home. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Depression Management 7: Insurance Access for Depression Care

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

Access to mental health benefits has proved to be a challenge for the older adult. Some older adults receive insurance through employer sponsored programs; while others receive insurance through public sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Specific challenges relating to access and mental health coverage include: inpatient services, the number of visits, drug coverage, transportation issues and other gaps. This module examines the older adult's access to mental health care and insurance coverage. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded, after completing the module in its entirety.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Identify the main mental health insurance benefits through Medicare and Medicaid for treatment of depression.
  • Recognize the positive and negative impact of mental health insurance benefits on the access and outcome of treatment for depression.
  • Review the specific challenges of rural elderly in accessing and complying with mental health services for depression.
  • Incorporate the caregivers (family and friends) into accessing and complying with care for depressed older persons.
  • Develop an interprofessional plan of care through a case study.
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: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Product Viewing Instructions: 
You must create an account to use this product.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
, , and . Depression Management 7: Insurance Access for Depression Care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

Depression Management 5: Caregivers and Family Support in Managing Depression in the Older Adult

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

Family caregiving involves providing unpaid care to a physically or cognitively impaired older family member, friend, or partner outside the realm of usual family support. (Curry, L. 2006. Educational needs of employed family caregivers of older adults: evaluation of a workplace project. Geriatric Nursing, 27(3), 166-173.) Caregivers are normally the first individuals who witness the first signs of depression in the older adult. However, there are barriers and other factors that impact the caregiver’s ability to adequately recognize these symptoms. With that said, it is vital the caregiver be aware of the warning signs of depression so that they can seek appropriate medical assistance for this debilitating condition.

This module examines the older adult and his/her caregiver's role in recognizing depression, potential risk factors, barriers to identifying depression and tips on how to work through depression. It also includes pre-test, post-test and exercises. A certificate of completion is awarded, after completing the module in its entirety.

Educational objectives: 

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

  • Identify the needs of the caregiver of a depressed older adult.
  • State impact of caregiving of the depressed older adult.
  • Discuss complications of untreated depression in the older adult.
  • Identify caregiver barriers in recognizing depression.
  • Relate helpful tips for the caregiver.
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: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Tue, 09/21/2010
Product Viewing Instructions: 
You must create an account to use this product.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
and . Depression Management 5: Caregivers and Family Support in Managing Depression in the Older Adult. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/252

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