Educating nurses: Meeting the challenges of the Aged Care Royal Commission Webinar

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Nursing students, in Australia and globally, upon graduation, will spend more time caring for older people who, when they require care, will be more frail, more unwell and present with more complex chronic and acute care needs. With the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety presented in February 2021 and publication of an Australian first edition text , Gerontological Nursing: A Holistic Approach to the Care of Older People, we feel it is the ideal time to explore key themes from the final report with leading editors, Dr Caroline Vafeas and Dr Susan Slatyer.

Dr Vafeas and Dr Slatyer discuss 10 areas of concern highlighted in the Royal Commission Summary including dementia, mental health, elder abuse, mobility/falls, palliative care, nutrition/oral health, skin care, incontinence, medication and infection control. Dr Vafeas and Dr Slatyer share insights on how their new text addresses these areas of concern and how the resource can be used to prepare your students to navigate the complexities of older people’s healthcare across the care continuum.

If you're an academic and are interested in finding out more about Gerontological Nursing for potential course adoption, please request an inspection copy via

If you're a student or a nurse and wish to purchase a copy of the text, please visit
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