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Chris Caulfield, RN, chief nursing officer at IntelyCare, highlights factors that lead to burnout for nurses, the environment that encourages higher rates of burnout, and what facilities can do to combat burnout.
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On this week's podcast we have the honor of talking with David Reuben about health care for older adults and how it's time to think different.   It really is a smörgåsbord of topics, ranging from how to think about population health for older adults (and how we as individuals providers can provide…
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We had fun on this in-studio podcast with Dan Matlock, geriatrician and palliative care clinician researcher at the University of Colorado, and frequent guest and host on GeriPal.  We most recently talked with Dan about Left Ventricular Assist Devices and Destination Therapy.Today we talked with…
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In this week’s podcast we talk about food insecurity in older adults with UCSF’s Hilary Seligman, MD. Hilary has done pioneering work in this area. Some of this work was funded by Archstone Foundation (full disclosure: Archstone is a GeriPal funder).Hilary's expertise runs the gamut from federal…
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Should Geriatric Assessments be part of the routine ontological care for older adults with cancer?   On this weeks podcast we attempt to answer this question with national experts in Geriatric Oncology: Dr. Supriya Mohile from the University of Rochester and William Dale from City of Hope, as well…
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You’ve probably heard patients say, “Of course I’m depressed, I’m dying.  Wouldn’t you be?”  This is a fundamental question - to what extent are depressive symptoms “normal” at the end of life?  To what extent are they maladaptive, a fancy word for psychological conditions that have a negative…
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Do opioids improve breathlessness? A simple question that unfortunately doesn't seem to have a simple answer. We get into the nitty-gritty of potential answers to this question with a preeminent researcher in this field, David Currow.David is a Professor of Palliative Medicine at University of…
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What happens in Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, or LTACHs (pronounced L-tacs)?  I've never been in one.  I've sent patients to them - usually patients with long ICU stays, chronically critically ill, with a gastric feeding tube and a trach for ventilator support.  For those patients, the goals (…
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Ok, I'll admit it. When I hear the phrase "the biology of aging" I'm mentally preparing myself to only understand about 5% of what the presenter is going to talk about (that's on a good day).  While I have words like telomeres, sirtuins, or senolytics memorized for the boards, I've never been…
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Geriatricians in the 2030s may be able to prescribe very costly medications for older Medicare beneficiaries who cannot get supper. Most older Americans who live with disabilities will not be able to pay for adequate housing, food, medicine, and personal care. All who serve older adults must…
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