Comprehensive Assessment of Older People

This Comprehensive Assessment of Older People Course for nurses and healthcare professionals covers common health conditions and chronic diseases, participants learn to conduct physical, functional, social, and psychological assessments. Explore ethical considerations and effective communication in providing holistic, person-centred care.


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The ‘Comprehensive Assessment of Older People’ course is designed for nurses and healthcare professionals. It equips them with the essential skills and knowledge needed for effective assessment and care of older individuals. The core modules cover a wide range of topics, ensuring a holistic understanding of the ageing process, chronic diseases, and the importance of person-centred care. This course emphasises practical skills through scenarios, case studies, and interactive discussions.

Participants will develop their skills in conducting comprehensive assessments, understand the importance of tailored care plans, and the need to communicate effectively with older individuals and their families. The integration of ethical considerations and end-of-life care issues ensures a well-rounded understanding of the complexities of caring for the older population.



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Developed in line with UK National Standards and Guidelines (including those in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and guidance from the NHS, NICE and the British Geriatric Society.




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