Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Opportunities for the Health Care System (2020)
This course is based upon material published in the National Academies Press and is available as an open access article.
Varied approaches have been used to mitigate the negative health impacts of social isolation and loneliness. This course first describes a number of large-scale efforts to review the effectiveness of interventions for social isolation or loneliness, with a focus on several approaches that are specific to health care settings. Next, the role of technology is considered, both as an intervention tool and a factor that exacerbates or contributes to social isolation and loneliness. Then ethical issues pertaining to interventions are discussed and potential sources of funding for interventions are explored. Finally, ways to reframe interventions along a public health approach are suggested. Key definitions are provided.
This course on social isolation and loneliness in older adults is designed for social workers, professional counselors, psychologists, nurses, and substance abuse counselors, who do clinical work. This course is appropriate for beginning, intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to develop or increase their knowledge of social isolation and loneliness. The course material includes a literature review of interventions. It may also be useful for licensed clinicians who require clinical continuing education courses for license renewal.
Authors: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2020.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding social isolation and loneliness among older adults. Specifically, a professional will:
- Identify and define key terms
- Recognize the effectiveness of interventions for social isolation or loneliness
- Summarize the effects of technology, both good and bad, on social isolation
Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 2020. Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the Health Care System. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25663.
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