With baby boomers aging and people living longer, more physicians, especially primary care physicians, are seeing more older patients. Office visits with these patients can be time-consuming and frustrating for both physician and patient; often the problems revolve around poor communication on both sides. This webinar offers proven, practical ways to engage elderly patients and their families while managing the office visit effectively — as well as to broach difficult topics like taking away the keys and end-of-life care. In addition, the webinar discusses liability issues that are unique to caring for elderly patients.
This webinar shows you how to:
Anticipate the challenges of seeing older patients and adopt procedures to make office visits go smoothly,
Focus discussion with patients and families on what the patients can do, rather than what they no longer can or should do,
Learn effective techniques for talking about topics from medication changes to driving safety to hospice care, and
Recognize where treating elderly patients may have extra liability considerations.
Released Aug. 21, 2012
Expires Aug. 21, 2015
Physicians and physician’s office staff in all specialties who are interested in medico-legal compliance and practical ways to reduce the potential for professional liability.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:
Identify common issues physicians face with the older patient demographic;
Discuss strategies to manage the older patients care safely and effectively; and
Recognize the difficulties patients and families face with formal guardianships and end of life issues.
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Liability Insurance Discount
Physicians who are insured with Texas Medical Liability Trust (TMLT) may earn professional liability insurance discounts by participating in approved continuing education activities. TMLT policyholders who complete this course will earn a 3-percent discount (not to exceed$1,000), which will be applied to their next eligible policy period.