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Solving Biomedical Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

Jane and her ethics committee team work to “create a safe environment for people to say things that otherwise they may not be able to say,” including the built-up emotions and past baggage that can lead to family conflicts over how to best care for parents or other relatives.

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The National Council on Aging cites research that shows that elderly people who have experienced abuse have a 300% higher risk of death than their peers who are not mistreated. So while it might seem meddling to report a situation in which you suspect an elderly person is being abused, it can literally be the difference between life and death.

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Chronic Pain, Prescribed Opioids and Pain Management

Prescribing opioids for chronic pain remains controversial. What are the treatment alternatives and are there any resources for chronic pain management?

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During the Holidays, Watch for Clues Indicating Your Senior Loved One Might Need Help

Are you spending an extended amount of time with your loved ones during the holidays? If so, it may be an ideal time for your to be on the lookout for the well-being of an aging loved one. Here's what you should keep an eye on:

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Finding the Right Pill Organizer

While pill organizers can help avoid medication errors, there must be a good fit between the user and the pill organizer, otherwise, the benefits of using a pill organizer will be lost, and may actually impair one’s health.

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The Opioid Crisis and Fall Risk

Seniors using opioids are at a seven-fold greater risk for falls (and increased hip fractures) than those who use other pain relievers, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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National Nurses Day Celebrates the Contribution of Nurses

National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities.
What would you do to honor nurses in America?

Elder Care Mediation

Eldercare mediation is a growing field that will increase in prominence as the number of elders increases. As parents age, conflicts can erupt between parents and their children over living situations, driving, or the need for more help with daily activities.

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