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Caring for Older People: a Partnership Model

As our lifespans increase, more and more of us are faced with the question: how can we care for older people more effectively?

Discover practical ways to support and care for older people better

Ageing and some of the challenges it represents can be a daunting experience for older people, their family, friends and healthcare teams alike.

The purpose of this course is to help you better understand and address these challenges by exploring a partnership model of care that aims to build stronger and more beneficial relationships between older people and those who care for them in a variety of care settings.

In this course, we’ll introduce you to the partnership model and provide you with some practical tools and strategies for creating your own care plan.

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What topics will you cover?

  • ageing from the perspective of older people and those who care for them
  • principles of the partnership-centred model of care and how to apply them in a variety of settings
  • the benefits of partnership-centred care for older people, their families and healthcare teams
  • practical strategies for supporting the needs and preferences of older people in positive, respectful and collaborative ways.

When would you like to start?

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Describe partnership-centred care.
  • Explain the benefits of a partnership-centred model of care for older people, their family and healthcare teams.
  • Explore how partnership-centred care strategies can be developed and applied to best support the needs and preferences of older people.

Who is the course for?

This course has been created for older people and anyone involved in their care, including family members, friends, care workers and healthcare professionals. There are no special requirements for this course.

Who will you learn with?

Alison Hutchinson

Professor Alison Hutchinson is Chair in Nursing and Director of the Centre for Nursing Research at Monash Health and Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University.

Helen Forbes

Helen has extensive experience in teaching nursing students in a range of settings. Key interests include use of knowledge in practice to improve patient outcomes and teaching and learning practices.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 58,000 students studying online and on-campus.

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