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)
Overall ranking 4
JLA question ID 0083/4
Explanatory note

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


 None identified

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.
Submitted by  Health/Social care provider 4, Caregiver 3, Older Adult 3
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0083
PSP name 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