CPD modules

Reframing frailty as a long-term condition

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2019
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This learning module focuses on the clinical syndrome, frailty, in particular the concepts of loss of reserve, energy and well-being. Older people with frailty tend to present late, and often in crisis, so care can be hospital based, episodic and unplanned. This module argues that frailty should be reframed as a long-term condition, the trajectory of which can be managed proactively in primary and community settings by supported self-management and person-centred care.

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Helen Lyndon, NIHR clinical academic doctoral research fellow/nurse consultant older people, Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust/Plymouth University.
Clifford Kilgore, Nurse consultant intermediate care/older people, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust.


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