Spirituality in Geriatric Psychiatry
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- Discuss an overall perspective on the place of spirituality in geriatric psychiatry.
- Recognize and assess this need in senior patients to initiate appropriate attention and be of assistance.
In addition to the speaker addressing the learning objectives mentioned above, the following cases will be discussed.
- Mr. L suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. He fell and broke his hip and eventually was admitted to a long-term care facility. The staff noted frequent crying. Because of his dementia, he could not relate specifics about what was bothering him.
- Mrs. J was a 93-year-old nursing home resident with advanced dementia. She spent most of her day in her wheelchair, making repetitive, incoherent vocalizations. One day, a music therapist brought Mrs. J into a class, despite other residents' complaints.
- Mr. R was a 55-year-old schizophrenic patient. For many years he refused any treatment. He was in a motorcycle accident that left him a quadriplegic. He was admitted to a long-term care center, where he refused to participate in any treatment plan except the bare necessities.
Robert Bender, MD
Broadlawns Medical Center
Recording date: October 2, 2020
Date of original release: October 26, 2020
Most recent review/update: October 26, 2020
Termination date: October 25, 2023
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- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.75 AOA Category 2B
- 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 0.75 CPME