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November 2020: Understanding Ageism and Strategies to Reduce its Negative Impact

Learning Objectives
1. Define the term ageism and its practice
2. Evaluate the negative consequences of ageism on health outcomes
3. Identify interventions that help to increase awareness and combat ageism
4. Assess the latest research associated with reducing ageism to challenge one's assumptions and beliefs
5. Compare current trends in global population ageing with those in the US
1.25 Credits CME

The term ageism is thought to be a product of negative attitudes toward aging. Current research suggests that there is a strong link between ageism in the form of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination that is correlated with risks to physicians physical and mental health. How might interventions substantially reduce ageism, and help to improve perceptions of older physicians and the aging process? There are many physicians who lack information and education regarding the effects of aging on practice.

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Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

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