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CPD modules

Approaches to counter loneliness and social isolation in older people

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 01 hr
  • Last updated: 2020
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This learning module examines the mental and physical health problems faced by older people as a result of loneliness and social isolation. It revisits what is meant by social isolation and loneliness and explores how social change can trigger both problems. Social networks, community ventures, mentoring and befriending schemes are discussed.

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Bob Price, Healthcare education and training consultant.


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