Clinical resources and guidelines
The HQSC frailty care guides(external link) HQSC, NZ, 2023 are a suite of 26 nursing decision support tools covering the spectrum of frailty from deterioration to communication and advance treatment planning.
Frailty in older people – a discussion(external link) BPAC, NZ, 2018
Management of multimorbidity(external link) Ministry of Health, NZ, 2019
Continuing professional development
Maximising the health of older people – Goodfellow MedTalk(external link) (Goodfellow MedTalks, NZ, 2018)
Dr Helen Fulcher, Goodfellow GP advisor, talks with University of Auckland Head of School of Population Health and general practitioner Professor Ngaire Kerse about maximising the health of older patients.
Optimisation of care of older patients(external link) Podcast Goodfellow NZ, 2018
Lucy Fergus talks about optimisation of care in older patients. Lucy is a geriatrician and medical director for older person’s health, rehabilitation and allied services at Hawkes Bay Hospital.
The impact of frailty on prescribing medication – Goodfellow webinar(external link)
Dr Chris Cameron, a general physician and clinical pharmacologist in Wellington, discusses what defines frailty and why this is important to assess in older patients. Frailty can be used as a starting point to review and withdraw medicines, as it can give us an indication of the length of life left.