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The Geriatric Mental Wellness Alliance and The Trauma Institute of Orange County Presents Trauma, Aging and the Implications for Treatment
This presentation will focus on the impact of earlier trauma on the way individuals experience aging, illness, and helplessness as patients, as well as on the way the encounter with trauma victims impacts providers. The main learning objectives will be to allow providers to understand the interactions between trauma and aging, be aware of the individual variability in responses to trauma, and the often disguised presentation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in elderly trauma survivors.
The lecture will describe the pervasive reality of dehumanization in modern medical settings, its functional and non-functional causes, and factors that place elderly trauma survivors at an elevated risk for such treatment. Finally, some of the ways to counter these implicit processes will be addressed in order to prevent traumatization and re-traumatization of individuals.
When: Thursday November 30th, 2017
Time: 10:30 am- 12:30 pm
Location: Emergency Service Center 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY 10924
Cost: There is no cost to attend. $20 for those seeking CE Hours.
For special requests, please contact: Carole Lindsell at 845-342-2400 ext.1257 Clindsell@mhaorangeny.org