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Approaches to counter loneliness and social isolation in older people

Approaches to counter loneliness and social isolation in older people

Approaches to counter loneliness and social isolation in older people

Bob Price
Bob Price
on behalf of ICNus

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Launch date: 23 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

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Social isolation and loneliness are significant threats for older people and may be associated with mental and physical health problems. This module revisits what is meant by social isolation and loneliness and explores the way in which social change can trigger both problems. Social networks are discussed as the means by which older people can mediate the stresses of change around them.

The module summarises some of the health consequences of loneliness, indicates some simple measures nurses can use to limit the risk of institutional loneliness and examines how collaborative community ventures, mentoring and befriending schemes can help older people to access and rebuild social networks that may assist them to sustain wellbeing. Case study material is used to highlight contrasting profiles of older people who may be either more or less at risk of social isolation.

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Summarise some of the possible sequelae of loneliness for older people, which have significance for nurses.
On completion of this course, you will be able to summarise some of the possible sequelae of loneliness for older people, which have significance for nurses.
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Bob Price
on behalf of ICNus

Healthcare education and training consultant.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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