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Dr. Eleanor Barbera

Taking teamwork to a deeper level

When we think of teamwork in long-term care, we envision a group of dedicated specialists reading notes from other disciplines, bouncing ideas off colleagues and convening care plan meetings. In reality, it is much more complex.

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

Seeing the ‘invisible patient’ in LTC

Jane Gross’ recent post ‘Seeing the Invisible Patient’ in the “New Old Age” blog of the New York Times discusses how professionals often ignore the needs of caregivers of the elderly because they are focused on their identified patient.
While the article centers on the burdens of caregivers in the community, it got me thinking about whether we’re meeting the needs of families whose loved ones are in long-term care.

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