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Soo Borson, M.D.
Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Affiliate Professor of Nursing
University of Washington

You are cordially invited to our Gold Bag Speaker Series: The Future of Dementia Care: Nurses at the Center

Today’s health care does not meet the needs of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family care partners.  Despite ample evidence that person-and family-centered care improves wellbeing for patients and families, health care systems have been slow to implement programs that reach the majority of patients.  The new Medicare payment mechanisms developed to incentivize detection and management of cognitive impairment in primary care have not produced the anticipated improvements.  Registered nurses – at nearly 4 million, the largest health care profession in the United States – are the primary providers of care in hospitals and long-term care settings and provide most of the chronic care management offered to patients today. Caring well for outpatients with dementia requires a multi-domain, wholistic view of patients in the context of family caregiving and tailoring training to the unique challenges posed by dementia.  Nursing training, with its focus on assessment, whole-person, team-based, longitudinal care, is ideally suited to prepare a much-needed RN dementia specialist workforce for new roles across all health care settings.

 

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: 108 Tamkin Hall (Tamkin Student Lecture Building)

Light lunch will be served.
Please RSVP by Monday, March 2, 2020 to cely.dean@uci.edu.

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Soo Borson, M.D.

Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Affiliate Professor of Nursing
University of Washington