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Let’s #DisruptAgeism in Healthcare

How We Can Practice More Ethically and Intentionally
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am | 2 CEUs
Jennifer L. Inker , MS, MBA, LALFA
Gerontologist, Instructor, Joint Program Director, and Assisted Living Administration Specialty Area
Virginia Commonwealth University 
The Pavilion At Williamsburg Place
5483 Mooretown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Presentation Objectives

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the tripartite model of ageism, including:

    Cognitive dimension (stereotyping)
    Affective dimension (attitudes and prejudices)
    Behavioral dimension (discrimination)

    • Define ageism in its various forms, including:

    Explicit and implicit bias
    Internalized and externalized ageism
    Positive and negative bias

    • Recognize our ethical obligation to prevent the harms of ageism in healthcare practice, including:

    Overtreatment of older adults
    Therapeutic nihilism toward older adults
    Infantilization of older adults

    • Identify ways to practice healthcare with the intention of providing age neutral-services.

About the Speaker

Jenny Inker teaches and conducts research in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health Professions Department of Gerontology. Her research interests include elderhood and disrupting ageism in healthcare and long-term care. A gerontologist, licensed assisted living facility administrator, and experienced leader in senior living and affordable housing environments, Jenny holds an MS in strategic management and housing from the University of Wales (Cardiff), an MBA from George Washington University, and a masters in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She expects to receive her PhD in gerontology from the VCU School of Allied Health in 2018.

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