As Canada’s population continues to grow older, the importance of assessing, managing, and treating frailty has become increasingly important. This is because frailty status has implications on the health and well-being of older persons. Although getting older does not necessarily mean someone will become frail, advancing age does increase the likelihood of developing multiple chronic health conditions and frailty.
This module will explore the concept of frailty and the burden it places on the Canadian healthcare system. We will delve into various approaches to assess, mitigate, and prevent frailty. This module will be a valuable insight into the impact of frailty across the care continuum. Frailty is an important issue, with major health impacts. Throughout this module, we will provide links to a broad range of additional resources, as well as opportunities to apply and test your knowledge.
Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the impact of stigma and person-centered language for health provision of persons with frailty.
- Understand frailty as a risk factor for health complications.
- Integrate insights from models of frailty into health practice.
- Articulate the correlation between the extent of a person's frailty and the implications for their quality of life.
- Identify appropriate assessments of frailty for various clinical practice settings.
- Discuss frailty mitigation and prevention with a broad audience including peers, patients, and non-healthcare professionals.
*Once you are finished registering, please visit the program Community page to access the module.
This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Queen’s University for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is approved by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Queen’s University. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour.
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