Education Day 2023

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07:30-09:00: Registration & Breakfast
09:00-09:15: Welcome address
09:15-10:15: Thinking back- panel discussion
10:15-10:45: Break & snacks
10:45-11:45: Thinking forward- transitions of care
11:45-13:00: Lunch, poster presentation, massages
13:00-14:00: Present day- exploring bias and self-care
14:00-14:30: CAKE and Doll naming prize
14:30-15:30: Present day- exploring bias and self-care continued
15:30: Closing remarks, evaluation

Thinking Back: Speaker Panel

Experience Nurses from each of the three AGNA Chapters. Join us as we hear about the experiences of nurses that have served in geriatric nursing over the years. This panel will engage audience members with stories of changes nurses have experienced throughout the years in geriatric nursing, challenges our specialty faces, hopes for the future, and advice for current nurses. Let us think back upon where we have come from, so we can learn, improve, and better serve our patients, clients, and loved ones. 

Thinking Forward: Transitions of Care

 Kaitlyn Tate, PhD RN, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Kaitlyn will be presenting about older adults' transitions across the care continuum. Specifically, she will delve into the following questions: What do we know about transitions from home to facility-based care settings and transitions from long-term care to acute care? How do we evaluate these transitions in care? and What directions should we be taking to improve or reduce them? Let us think to the future as we work to improve transitions in care for older adults. 

Thinking Now: Self Care 

Sherry Dahlke PhD, RN, NP, GNC(C), Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta and Kathleen Hunter PhD, RN, NP, GNC(C), NCA Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. Sherry and Kathleen will explore the concepts of fast and slow thinking, the two ways of thinking described in the work of psychologist Daniel Kahneman, identifying the benefits, contributors and potential consequences of each. They suggest health systems with over-reliance on "fast" thinking and little time for nurses to slow down and reflect contributes to the use of binary language in nursing practice. Underlying this is ageism and unconscious biases about aging that present in society and health well as sometime in ourselves! There will be opportunities for discussion with your colleagues and for individual reflection. Framed by the World Health Organization's recommended strategies to address ageism, ways to use policy, educational interventions, and intergenerational contact to mitigate ageism will be presented. Let us take time now to care for ourselves through learning about fast and slow thinking, ageism and unconscious bias. 

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