PERPLEXING QUESTIONS: Case Study: Mrs. B.
This presentations looks at a “typical” real life case (names and circumstances
altered to maintain confidentiality) that emergency departments receive
as patients on a daily basis. Cathy Sendecki is the geriatric emergency
nurse clinician (GEN) who works in Burnaby Hospital ED (Emergency Department).
To examine a case study related to perplexing questions arising from
staff’s interpretation of caring for older adults in ED.
To engage thinking in what staff view as the care issues and frustrations
when caring for older adults in the ED
Perceptions of ED staff of acutely ill older adults
List of why they see “problems” as “problems” in this population
Do you know what you do not know to ask related to acutely ill older