2011 AFHTO conference presentation
PRESENTER (S): K. Lynn Dykeman, MSW, RSW; Joy White, Nurse Practitioner
FHT/ORG: McMaster FHT
ABSTRACT: Elder mediation uses the principals of mediation to resolve conflict between family members about the care of an elderly family member. Conflict between family members of elderly patients is common and impacts many variables including patient care, hospitalizations and utilization of community and FHT resources. When family meetings of all involved parties are held, consensus can often be achieved and a plan of care and support which is agreeable to all can often be the result. This innovative strategy has been increasing in popularity and has resulted in some very positive outcomes.
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