Three Areas of Focus for Improving Care of the Older Adult

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As the Australian population continues to age, it is undeniable that there is a need for nursing care to focus on how best to improve the care of older adults.

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Interventions to improve healthcare for older adults must be person-centred, interprofessional, coordinated and evidence-based. Moreover, strategies must consider the complex nature of ageing, and the several facets of wellbeing.


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Madeline Gilkes
Madeline Gilkes, CDE, RN, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She focused her Master of Healthcare Leadership research project on health coaching for long-term weight loss in obese adults. Madeline has found a passion for preventative nursing. She has transitioned from leadership roles (CNS Gerontology & Education, Clinical Facilitator) in the acute/hospital setting to education management and primary healthcare. Madeline’s vision is to implement lifestyle medicine to prevent and treat chronic conditions. Her research proposal for her PhD involves Lifestyle Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Madeline is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) and primarily works in the academic role of Head of Nursing. Madeline’s philosophy focuses on using humanistic management, adult learning theories/evidence and self-efficacy theories and interventions to promote positive learning environments. In addition to her Master of Healthcare Leadership, Madeline has a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education & Management, Graduate Certificate in Adult & Vocational Education, Graduate Certificate of Aged Care Nursing, and a Bachelor of Nursing. She is working towards her PhD.
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melissa smith
27 Mar 2023
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great read
Jackie Jehoda
24 May 2022
Registered Nurse
I enjoyed reading about mindfulness in the older adult as this can help them with less ruminating and perhaps decreasing fears and anxiety.
Jayaletchimi Joganathan
24 Sep 2021
Good overview of chronic illness.
Anne Domingo
22 Mar 2020
This is a great resource especially for those working in aged care or geriatric fields.
Lo-Fan Wang
10 Jun 2019
Krystal Brown
24 Sep 2023
It was okay
Floravilla Alfante
17 May 2023
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Limor Weingarten
05 Feb 2023
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Very good
bernie harbrow
16 Jan 2023
Registered Nurse
very interesting
Ashleigh Brill
07 Jul 2023
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