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Healthy Aging Online Series: Communicating with Older Adults - ASU for You


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Full course description




Self-Paced 45 Minutes






What you'll learn:

In the next half century, the older adult population in the United States is projected to more than double in size—from 31 million to 80 million. The Healthy Aging Online Series will offer several free, self-paced, self-study online modules targeted to increase health professionals’ responsiveness and improve health care of healthy aging adults. The information provided may also be of interest and helpful to the general public.

The Communicating with Older Adults learning module will enable the learner to increase awareness of common stereotypes and provide an overview of best practice competencies associated with communication with older adults.

What you'll do:

Modules include self-assessments, voice-enhanced PowerPoint presentations, videos, case studies, interactive learning activities, references, call to action, post-test and evaluations all focused around aging in the US, stereotyping older adults, common mistakes in communication, factors affecting communication and communication competencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify a minimum of two common mistakes used when communicating with older adults.
  • Evaluate your own communication techniques with older adults.
  • Describe communication competencies used when interacting with older adults.

Who is this course designed for:

Registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, physicians, social workers, allied health professionals, family and friend caregivers

About the instructor

Adrianna Perez, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Adriana Perez is Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. Previously, Dr. Perez was Assistant Professor & Southwest Borderlands Scholar in the College of Nursing & Health Innovation at Arizona State University. She has more than 15 years of nursing experience, including clinical background, research and education. Dr. Perez’s conducts research focused on health promotion in older diverse adults. This work has been published and disseminated nationally. Her teaching experience is in adult health, gerontology, leadership and culture & health. Dr. Perez has developed and tested a theory-based motivational intervention to promote physical activity among older Hispanic women.