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Expert in the News: CoE officer Rosanne Leipzig on Gero-Sensitizing Clinicians

Mar 7
2017

Expert in the News: CoE officer Rosanne Leipzig on Gero-Sensitizing Clinicians View MoreBACK

A March 3, 2017 article on MedicalExpress.com features the insights of Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD, a site officer of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Center of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

In “Geriatricians can help aging patients navigate multiple ailments,” Leipzig describes the goal of making all clinicians more sensitive to the needs of older patients. Dr. Leipzig notes:

"We've been trying to get all clinicians trained in what we call the '101 level' of geriatrics," said Dr. Rosanne Leipzig, a professor of geriatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

The article continues:

Researchers have spent considerable time over the past several years examining what, exactly, geriatricians do.
A 2014 article by Leipzig and multiple co-authors defined 12 essential competencies, including optimizing older adults' functioning and well-being; helping seniors and their families clarify their goals for care and shaping care plans accordingly; comprehensive medication management; extensive care coordination; and providing palliative and end-of-life care, among others skills.

Read the fulll article here.

Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.


For more perspectives on the needs of older patients, explore AFAR Medical Officer Dr. Richard Besdine’s Huff/Post 50 column.
 





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