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Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)57
Published26 August 2018
Updated26 August 2018
Reviewed14 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will look at the psychosocial health of people who are at risk of falls, and discuss ways to provide the care that will meet their needs.

Topics include:

  • What is psychosocial health?
  • Social and spiritual health
  • Psychological and emotional health

Target audience

Nurses and other allied health professionals working in inpatient wards of public and private hospitals and residential aged care facilities.

Purpose

Feel adequately informed and skilled at providing psychosocial care to the person who has experienced, or is at risk of, falling.

Need

There is limited literature on the contribution and influence a patient’s psychosocial health has on their fall risk, with literature tending to focus on physical and health risk factors only. Additionally, there is little—no literature on the positive aspects of wellbeing and its relation to fall risk.

Nurses and other health professionals are in a unique position to frequently monitor patients and their psychosocial care in relation to falls. Nurses need to be more inclusive of the patient’s sexuality, spirituality, optimism and hope when assessing psychosocial care and quality of life as these subjects can be the least explored by staff with their patients. This barrier can adversely affect falls prevention.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use your knowledge of psychosocial factors that impact on falls risk in order to better prevent falls in high risk patients and consequent negative health outcomes
  • Undertake a recommended comprehensive psychosocial assessment on patients to ascertain risk of falling and plan required prevention interventions

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Diana Clayton
Diana Clayton

Diana Clayton is a clinical nurse consultant who works for Peninsula Health in the falls prevention service. She initially set up the inpatient falls prevention program and currently oversees the program in the subacute and residential care settings. She has been in her current role for 13 years and has presented at a number of conferences over that time. She is a passionate advocate for falls prevention across the whole health spectrum.

Details
CPD1h 5m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)57
Published26 August 2018
Updated26 August 2018
Reviewed14 May 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Preventative Health
Cognitive Impairment
Gerontological
Ageing
Patient Safety
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Psychosocial Considerations
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

57 Total Rating(s)

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Valerie Courreges
21 May 2019

Awesome, explained clearly with helpful follow up tips

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Neha Sharma
20 May 2019

good info

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Maria Francesca Caporlingua
18 May 2019

very informative and interesting how people behave socially emotionally when they are not well.

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Jillian Elizabeth Reardon
16 May 2019

I learnt a lot from this resource. Interesting content and well presented.

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Charlotte Malloy
15 May 2019

excellent

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Jissa Abraham Sam
15 May 2019

Excellent

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Saro Appu
13 May 2019

Was informative and easy to follow

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Lincy Sebastian
11 May 2019

It was really good .

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Margaret Catherine Williams
07 May 2019

Excellent presentation

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Lijia Fan
07 May 2019

don be afraid ask, and listen to what the clients' thought , negotiate with them