(1989). The loss of sensory function can decrease the extent to which older adults can communicate, especially with their healthcare providers. We believe that this collection of recommendations will assist you in identifying and responding to opportunities to improve the health of older adults. In the middle of a pandemic, the science and insights you presented moved the field forward. As the title suggests, this special publication compiles evidence-based recommendations for improving face-to-face communication with older patients. The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is pleased to present Communicating with Older Adults: Recognizing Hidden Traps in Health Care Decision Making. 07/14/2020. Register to receive personalised research and resources by email, COMMUNICATING WITH OLDER ADULTS IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: CULTURAL AND ETHNIC CONSIDERATIONS, Virginia Commonwealth University , Richmond, /doi/pdf/10.1080/0380127890150403?needAccess=true. This special publication provides an introduction to common heuristics (mental shortcuts) and biases (predictable systematic errors in reasoning) that could affect health care decisions made by older adults, health care providers, and caregivers. Talking with Your Older Patient. 5 Howick Place | London | SW1P 1WG. Communicating with Older Adults: Recognizing Hidden Traps in Health Care Decision Making. 15, No. This special publication provides an introduction to common heuristics (mental shortcuts) and biases (predictable systematic errors in reasoning) that could affect health care decisions made by older adults, health care providers, and caregivers. There are multiple ways to explore the Presenter Discussion schedule; we encourage you to visit the Presenter Discussion tile on the meeting home page to view the full schedule. Chief among the benefits is the easy access to so much scholarship. We wish to acknowledge the insights and contributions of four GSA representatives from different member sections who shaped this publication, which was developed by GSA and supported by McNeil Consumer Healthcare. To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. That way they are prepared and you have a sense of everything they’d like to cover during your time together. On-demand content will be accessible until December 31. If you missed the Annual Scientific Meeting Online, held November 4-7, don't worry! This publication is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and other health care practitioners who seek to have the best possible interactions with older patients. Select heuristics and biases are illustrated in hypothetical cases involving the use of nonprescription analgesics and the need for recommended immunizations; each case includes communication tips for overcoming the heuristic or bias. 3099067 Dementia-friendly environments. We foster collaboration among behavioral and social scientists, physicians, nurses, biologists, psychologists, social workers, educators, economists, policy experts, practice leaders, those who study the humanities and the arts, and many other scholars and researchers in aging. The Gerontological Society of America1220 L Street NW, Suite 901Washington, DC 20005United StatesPhone: (202) 842-1275. The objective is to encourage more productive decision-making conversations with older adults. In 1985, Nussbaum proposed a model relating life satisfaction to frequency of communication interactions and perceived closeness with family and friends. COMMUNICATING WITH OLDER ADULTS IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS: CULTURAL AND ETHNIC CONSIDERATIONS. The recommendations were contributed by experts in the fields of gerontology and communications. This tool encourages online resource sharing, discussion of hot topics in the field, and other ways to collaborate with your GSA peers. GSA offers its members exclusive access to interactive professional networking. (We’re still accepting new registrations through the end of the year, too.) Understanding the various heuristics and biases that affect our thinking can lead to more informed and productive decisions. Select heuristics and biases are illustrated in hypothetical cases involving the use of nonprescription analgesics and the need for recommended immunizations; each case includes communication tips for overcoming the heuristic or bias. Educational Gerontology: Vol. Social Work has a long history of working with older adults in health care and residential settings. This publication is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and other health care practitioners who seek to have the best possible interactions with older patients. This publication was developed by GSA and supported by McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Select heuristics and biases are illustrated in hypothetical cases involving the use of nonprescription analgesics and the need for recommended immunizations; each case includes communication tips for overcoming the heuristic or bias.