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161785 - AJGP Clinical Challenge July 2019: Ageing

  • : Online
Relevance to General Practice

In Australia, there is growing interest in maximising the functional ability of older people. Frailty is prevalent among older people and associated with many negative health outcomes. Despite these negative consequences, frailty is often under-treated by health service providers, especially within the context of single disease–focused, non-person centric and fragmented healthcare systems. A focus on strategies that enable older people to maximise their functional ability, maintain their independence and reach their potential is needed. The challenges faced by ageing populations vary between men and women. In addition, the proportion of people aged =50 years living with chronic diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is increasing in western countries. An ageing population with a higher prevalence of chronic conditions is placing pressure on general practice to provide optimal care to older Australians.

Learning outcomes
  • implement a function-focused approach in primary care to address the needs of people with functional decline
  • describe the clinical approach to men who present with non-specific androgen deficiency– like symptoms
  • review the key components of the assessment of women who are perimenopausal or menopausal, and discuss the benefits and risks of treatment
  • discuss evidence-based principles of management for older people living with human immunodeficiency virus in Australia
  • review GP supervisors’ and registrars’ experiences, perceptions and attitudes when providing in-practice care for older patients with chronic disease
  • Delivery
    161785 - AJGP Clinical Challenge July 2019: Ageing
    2 hours
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    2 hours
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