Priority 4 from the Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada) PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: How can geriatric-related knowledge among healthcare providers be improved and applied when caring for older adults? (JLA PSP Priority 4)
|JLA question ID
There is a shortage of healthcare practitioners specializing in seniors care across the country. There is a need to equip all healthcare providers with the special skills and knowledge in the care of older people but the optimum way of doing this needs to be established
|Health Research Classification System category
|Generic health relevance
|Extra information provided by this PSP
|Original uncertainty examples
|Providers need to be educated and skilled in provision of care to older persons - older persons aren't just adults with a higher age; they're a unique group with unique needs. ~ I feel a better understanding of geriatrics is required all around. ~ that all service providers for the older adult have the communication and knowledge skills to support the older adult.
|Health/Social care provider 4, Caregiver 3, Older Adult 3
|PSP unique ID
|Seniors' Health (Alberta, Canada)
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.
|97 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
|Date of priority setting workshop
|13 August 2018