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IHS 276 The Continuum of Adult Health

This course will focus on the demographic, political, economic and psychosocial issues of adults along the continuum of health from community-based services to home care, hospice, hospital and nursing home settings. The course will focus on the interventions that health providers can use to maximize safety, function and social stability in the community, deferring or delaying institutionalization.

Specific topics will include fall prevention, medication safety, telemedicine applications, HIV transmission prevention, improving cognitive function, improving nutrition the effects of widowhood, increasing longevity, improving the quality of life and the quality of care of adults and the avoidance of hospitalization and nursing home placement.