The key themes of the congress Older people: the future of care cover all fields of health care including:

• General and university hospitals • Nursing homes
• Public health • Residences
• Care for mentally disabled people • Mental healthcare
• Centers for Rehabilitation • Homecare

The programme committee has cited some sub themes under each
key theme but senders of abstracts are encouraged and invited
to send in abstracts relating to other sub themes.

Abstracts may be based on:
• Research • Best practice
• Management and leadership • Education and training of nurses


Key themes
01. Care for older persons in Europe in 2025

• Health problems and needs in the future
• International longevity comparisons including epidemiology
• Ethnic minorities in the Europe of 2025
• Comparison of long term care in European countries
• Quality of Care

02. Participation of older persons

• Participation of older people in society
• Self management

03. Attitudes towards ageing

• Nursing Attitudes
• Attitudes in Society
• Patient’s attitudes

04. Promotion of health and well-being in older persons

• Prevention
• Quality of life

05. Family and informal care givers

• Co-operation with professionals

06. Ethics and older persons

• The older person in research
• Ethics and decision-making

07. Use of technology in care for older persons in the future

• Information and Communication Technology
• Domotics (smart homes)
• Robotics

08. Patient safety and health outcomes e.g.

• Physical restraints
• Prevention of fall accidents
• Malnutrition
• Medication errors
• Decubitus ulcers
• Infection prevention
• Pain
• Incontinence

09. New approaches to acute care for older persons

• Care for older people in intensive care and general hospitals
• Vulnerability of older people in general hospitals

10. Rehabilitation of older persons

No extra information

11. Challenges and innovations in long-term care for older persons

• Continuity of care
• Integrated care
• Living in small-scale residential accommodation
• Emotion-oriented care
• Self management

12. Palliative care

• Palliative care for target groups such as patients with cancer,
  dementia, people with chronic diseases and migrants
• Care at the end of life
• Innovations and challenges for future palliative care

13. New developments in dementia care

No extra information

14. Management and leadership in care for older persons

• Effects of transformational leadership
• Effects of good Clinical leadership on the labor market
• Future of the labor market: challenges and solutions for managers
• New roles of nurse practitioners in care for older people in Europe
• How to create attractive positions for nurses in care for older

15. Manpower issues and the labor market

• New functions and roles of nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse
• Task substitution
• Better care with fewer nurses?
• The position of the older nurse

16. Financial issues regarding care for older persons

• Costs and effectiveness of nursing care
• The future of health insurance and nursing care

17. Education and training of students in care for older persons

• Care for older people: an essential part in nursing curricula
• Effects of high educated nurses in care for older people
• Implementation and education


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