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AONN+ Midyear 2021 Virtual Conference

THUR05 - General Session 5| Geriatric Oncology

May 13, 2021 3:15pm ‐ May 13, 2021 4:30pm


This session will provide an overview of ageism and other discrimination in healthcare, using cancer care to create clinically relevant illustration and case studies, and offers solutions in person-centered, age- friendly models of care. The session will include definitions of major concepts and ways to integrate these concepts into clinical practice on a daily basis. Goals of person-centered, age-friendly care will be described in relation to national and international initiatives with clinical pearls and tips outlined to make changing practice a reality for each participant.

Learning Objectives:
  • Define ageism, listing 2 forms of this form of discrimination beyond negative or “elder bashing” ageism
  • Describe how ageism combines with other forms of discrimination to lessen the healthcare experience and outcome quality
  • Identify 3 strategies to help overcome ageism and intersecting forms of discrimination in healthcare for individuals and families


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