Caring for Older People: How Can We Do the Right Things Right? 6. Palliative care Focus on providing patients relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of a life-threatening illness. 7. Technology Use of low and high technology in care for older persons, like disposable washing cloths, movement aids, ICT, robotics, domotics, telemetry, etc. 8. Medication Older people often suffer from comorbidity resulting in different therapies (polypharmacy), and in dementia care the use of psychoactive medications is highly prevalent. 9. Education & Learning in nursing practice Education is a key issue to prepare nurses for the future care for older people: what competences are needed on the different levels and can nursing leaders make the difference? 10. Cultural issues The influence of cultural differences in health and nursing care of older people. www.rotterdam2016.eu 5

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