CGNA 2011 Issues Session

CGNA Issues Session at 16th Biennial Conference

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
Location: Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre, Mississauga, Ontario

Elder Friendly Hospitals:  Making this a Reality in Canada
Facilitated by Dr. Belinda Parke, MScN, GNC(C), PhD

Older people are the primary users of hospital services; we know that many Canadian hospitals are struggling to deliver services to older people, and that a number of these acute care organizations have initiated senior or elder-friendly projects.  Planning is underway for a national inter-professional think-tank to deliberate on existing empirical evidence on older adult safety and quality care during hospitalization.  Leading up to the think-tank a series of workshops are occurring across Canada to engage inter-professional experts, key stakeholders, and option leaders in a national dialogue on senior friendly hospital care.  The first occurred in Vancouver British Columbia on April 15th 2011.  This interactive session seeks input from gerontological nurses on key issues and concepts related to quality hospital care for older people.  The information gained will inform planning for the think-tank meeting and identify priorities for future work on quality standards for older people in hospital.

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