• EL2

1 hour

Foundation doctors

An introduction to palliative care for older adults: part 2

This module describes the principles and practices of palliative care that focuses on the unique needs of older people.

Learning outcomes

After reading this module, you should be able to:

  • Assess the need for palliative care in older adults
  • Understand the role of comprehensive geriatric assessment in palliative care
  • Know the core components of comprehensive geriatric assessment
  • Understand the management of common symptoms and syndromes in older adults.

Contributors:

 Seema Rao, Simi Kaul and Anubhooti Kala

Peer reviewed by:

Abhijit Dam

Last updated

05 Dec 2019

Release date

05 Dec 2019

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