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Age, frailty, loneliness and suicide
This webinar covers how frailty, loneliness, sadness, depression and suicide are connected, as well as presents strategies to support practitioners to mitigate the link between physical and mental frailty.
Learning Outcomes
  • Discuss how frailty, loneliness, sadness, depression and suicide are connected.
  • Identify strategies for mitigating the link between physical frailty and mental frailty.
  • Evaluate the role the community plays in Older People's physical and mental health.
  • Identify the services that can support Older People's social and emotional wellbeing in the community and Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs).
  • Discuss improved targeting of referrals for older people who may be experiencing  frailty, loneliness, sadness, depression or suicidal ideation as a result of improved understanding of the role of different disciplines and community services.

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • Prof. Susan Kurrle (NSW – Geriatrician)
  • Prof. Viviana Wuthrich (NSW – Psychologist)
  • Sandy Matthews (NSW – Director of Nursing)
Facilitator: Dr Stephen Ginsborg (NSW based GP)


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