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McMaster Toolkit on Working with Older Adults

Resources designed for health professionals to help with attitudinal competencies and communication skills that are essential for the care of older adults.

Resources designed for health professionals to help with attitudinal competencies and communication skills that are essential for the care of older adults.

Geriatric Ethical Decision Making

This podcast is based on a USMLE question regarding an 87-year-old women hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis who is refusing insulin injections. She is nearly blind and will likely require bilateral leg amputations but she does not think her life is of much value anymore, hence her refusal. An emphasis is placed on the role of competence, capacity, informed consent and the importance of respecting the wishes of the patient.