The number of people over 85 years of age in the UK is predicted to double over the next 20 years. Consultations with older people are commonplace in pharmacy practice, but increasing complexity around medicines and conditions can present challenges. Fifty-three percent of adults agree that once you reach very old age, people tend to treat you as a child. Supporting the older person in making decisions around their medicines and health while promoting dignity and respect is a vital part of the role of every healthcare professional.
This workshop is part of the Consultation skills for pharmacy practice programme which you can access via the Consultation skills for pharmacy website. It will support you in adapting your consultation to the needs of the older person to ensure a patient-centred approach.
On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:
When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.
At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.