• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

    Find out about it!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Dementia Management Update"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For September/October 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Modest Improvements Seen in Patient-Provider Communication

Health providers are paying more attention to communicating more effectively with patients and their families about their care, although progress is occurring at a modest pace, according to findings from AHRQ’s newly released Chartbook on Patient- and Family-Centered Care.

Of the 20 measures of patient-centered care collected in the report, 17 showed improvement and three showed no change. While none of the measures improved quickly, none showed worsening quality.

One measure, communication between patients and hospital staff about getting discharged from the hospital, improved each year between 2009 and 2013. But certain groups reported worse quality of patient-centered care, including poor patients compared with high-income patients, Blacks compared with Whites and Hispanics compared with Whites.

AHRQ offers a variety of resources to improve engagement between clinicians and patients.

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