Study day

Depression - more than just getting old?

About this course

Course code:
Z51000059
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Delivery:
One day

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

Do you work with older people?

Have you ever thought about the relationship between physical and mental ill health and the impact on the older person?

This half day 'Depression - more than just getting old?' workshop is designed for you, as a health and social care worker, to consider some key issues of depression that might affect our understanding of this often debilitating and misdiagnosed mental health issue.

Entry requirements

You must be a qualified practitioner.

Structure

Content

The intention during this course is to provide you with some strategies and tips on how we can more effectively support older people with depression, reduce hospital bed days, inappropriate admissions and prevent unnecessary interventions.

Programme

  • Context of depression in old age and misdiagnosis
  • Causes¬† and types of depression
  • Different approaches: Post war cohort ( baby boomers) and the old old.
  • Role transitioning
  • Therapeutic use of self
  • Strategies/top tips
  • Case studies using questioning approaches and observations

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

£50.00

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