Gerontology Workshop

Apr 23, 2013, 8:30 AM - 12:15 AM
Room 165, 190 SE 8th Ave.

Update on prostate cancer and new behavioral solutions for incontinence


Who Should Attend

This workshop is planned for all healthcare professionals addressing the geriatric population.

Speakers

Stephen F. Lieberman, MD, 31 Years of Medical Experience and Practices in Urology

Marie Pielage, Physical Therapist, Tuality Healthcare;  Instructor, Yoga Hillsboro

Linda Hunt, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor and Director, Graduate Certificate in Gerontology for Healthcare Professionals, Pacific University

Importance

Approximately 250,000 men develop prostate cancer each year. It is the most common cancer in America and remains the No. 2 cancer killer in men, second only to lung cancer. Learn about the controversy regarding best practice for early detection. Be knowledgeable about how to advise patients regarding early detection testing. 

Incontinence is common yet rarely discussed. Consequently, many women and men needlessly suffer in silence and do not seek treatment.  Even though urinary incontinence can be improved in eight out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever talk about the condition with their healthcare professionals.

Urinary incontinence, or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 25 million Americans. Of this group, about 16 million are women with stress urinary incontinence, or leakage with sneezing, laughing, or coughing, the National Association for Incontinence (NAFC) notes. Most cases of urinary incontinence can be treated non-surgically with lifestyle behavioral changes including physical therapy. Healthcare providers need to know how to discuss and help clients to avoid resulting isolation, depression, and reduced quality of life.

To register, email Kelly Hering at khering@pacificu.edu or call 503-352-7345.


Posted by Kelly Hering (heri7278@pacificu.edu) on Mar 14, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Edited by Jenni Luckett (jluckett@pacificu.edu) on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:56 AM

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