In this course, we consider the benefits and challenges of growing older by examining the issues patients and their caregivers are faced with through a series of vignettes.
We live in a very multicultural society, not just in urban centres, but throughout Canada. Many of these cultures have different viewpoints about aging. Older adults may be treated with less or more reverence and respect. We may need to step up to the plate and ask ourselves: What do I need to understand about this older adult, their family and their culture in order to effectively communicate with them and build a connection with them?