Trailblazing Topics in Gerontology

The UCSF/Hartford CGNE continues to host noontime presentations on “Trailblazing Topics in Gerontology.” These sessions provide opportunities for nursing doctoral and masters students to present on a topic of their expertise and receive feedback and also enable students to learn about other Trailblazing Topics. Learners provide evaluative feedback to student presenters as a way for him or her to learn and grow as a leader in Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Spring 2015 Talks

February 5 Mindfulness Meditation: A Clinical and Self Care Approach to Well-being Andrea Colombu MA, LMFT

April 8 The Role of Primary Care/Mental Health Integration in Diagnosing and Treating Depression in Geriatric Patients  Joe Grasso, PhD, VA Quality Scholars Fellow, Primary Care Psychology and Interprofessional Evaluation, San Francisco VA Medical Center

April 9 Controlling Uncertainty: Decision Making Among Older Adults Near the End of Life  Rafael D. Romo, PhD, RN, PHN, VA Quality Scholars Nurse Fellow, San Francisco VA Medical Center

April 15 Norway's Long Term Care System: Continuity and Changes  Frode F. Jacobsen, PhD, RN, Anthropologist and Director of the Center for Care Research, Bergen University College, Bergen, Norway 

April 28 Acute Care Utilization by Older Adults With Dementia: Rates and Risk Factors  Lauren Hunt, RN, FNP, Doctoral Student, School of Nursing, UCSF

May 6 Novel Advances in the Management of Emesis in Patients Receiving Targeted and/or Systemic Cytotoxic Agents  Lorinda A Coombs, MSN, RN, FNP, AOCNP, Doctoral Student, School of Nursing, UCSF

May 7 How Illness Perception Affects Depression and Quality of Life in Elderly with Cardiovascular Disease Mahmood Khosravi, RN, MSN, CNS, Doctoral Student, School of Nursing, UCSF