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Frailty and safety: need routine hospital care be so hazardous to our largest most vulnerable constituency?

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Define frailty and explain the current discussions around it.
  • Analyze why routine hospital care frequently poses safety risks to older individuals living with frailty.
  • Discuss the ongoing and planned actions aimed at improving safety and care.

About the Presenter

Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, FRCP, is Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine & Neurology) and the Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer Research at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A member of the Senior Leadership team at Nova Scotia Health, he is the inaugural lead of the Frailty & Elder Care Network. Ken has key roles on numerous studies in Canada and elsewhere. In 1985 he received his MD from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, completed training in Internal Medicine at the University of Alberta (1989), and in Geriatric Medicine from Dalhousie University (1991). He is a leading international authority on frailty.


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