A free webinar organized by the Canadian Frailty Network
Time: April 20 from 12 to 1PM EST
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7390332593506883074
The imperative of person-centered care requires that the voices of palliative older adults and their families are represented at all levels of health care decision making. Routine assessments of perceived healthcare needs and quality of life (QOL) can make patient and family caregiver concerns more visible to healthcare professionals, so they can be effectively monitored and addressed. These assessments involve asking people about symptoms, physical, psychological and social wellbeing, and their experiences with healthcare. Join Network investigators Richard Sawatzky and Kara Schick-Makaroff as they discuss the design and integration into care of an Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System (QPSS). Developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals, patients, and family caregivers, QPSS is a tablet-based practice support tool for adaptation by clinicians in multiple care settings (hospital, home care) that assesses health and QOL concerns of older people who have chronic life-limiting illnesses and those of their family caregivers.