NetLab Care

sponsored by Arjo Austria GmbH


Care as a comprehensive concept of care, support and nursing consistently puts people at the centre. Join us in thinking, discussing and shaping new approaches and concepts.





29 September 2022

Care Block 1

10:00 am
> Dr. Martin Sprenger MPH
Care prevention from a public health perspective
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    The primary goal of Austrian health policy is to enable as many people as possible to live a long life in good health and with a high quality of life. This also means reducing the necessity and duration of needing care as much as possible. To achieve this goal, significantly more must be invested in the maintenance and promotion of health, but also in the prevention of chronic diseases. Caregivers play a central role in this. Without care, the primary goal of Austrian health policy cannot be achieved.
10:30 am
> Prof. Dr. Gerd Hartinger MHP
Integrated care for older people
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    - Differentiated interventions and treatments for elderly people - What can a differentiated offer for geriatric patients and those in need of care look like? - Why does it also make sense from a health economic point of view to think and act in an integrated way? - What about mobile over inpatient care in integrated care?
11:00 am
> Felix Gottwald
Shaping health instead of managing illness
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    Felix Gottwald invites you to be part of the solution and support movement regardless of age or condition. "There is no medicine that does what exercise is capable of doing!" This is exactly why the concept of feelgood benefit especially supports older people in improving, maintaining or regaining their mobility, strength and thus their physical and mental health in a simple, safe and low-threshold way through twelve automated devices. This benefits not only the residents, but also their relatives and your staff.

CareBlock 2

01:30 pm
> Priv.-Doz. Dr. Thomas E. Dorner, MPH
Frailty - implications for (long-term) care

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    Contents will be: Frailty: definitions; origins; consequences for health, quality of life, activities of daily living, independence; good practice examples in prevention and care.

CareBlock 3

02:10 pm
> Hanna Mayer
Person-centredness in long-term care - from buzzword to lived practice

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    However, there is often a contradiction between the professional ethos and the lived practice, because the sustainable implementation and development of a person-centred practice presents itself as a challenge. The PeoPLe framework (Mayer, McCormack & McCance) offers a possibility to systematically develop person-centredness in long-term care. In the lecture, this framework concept will be presented on the one hand in terms of content, and on the other hand, it will be shown which strategic paths are needed in order to move from a theoretical framework to lived practice.
02:50 pm
> Angelika Feichtner, MSc
Will you help me die?
Effects of the Dying Decree Act on care in homes for the elderly and nursing homes
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    In the case of terminal illness, the need for care and intense experiences of sadness, dying wishes are not uncommon, even with the best palliative care. It is crucial how the first addressees react to the communication of a dying wish. If a spontaneously expressed wish to die does not find the appropriate response, the intensity of this wish can increase to the point of a wish for assisted suicide. With the legalisation of assisted suicide and the Assisted Suicide Act, new challenges arise for old people's and nursing homes and much will depend on how the carers deal with the dying wishes and also on how the organisations position themselves on assisted suicide.



30 September 2022

CareBlock 4

10:30 am
> Dr. Freek Lapre RN(np) MCM CMC
How to lift the current taboos and fighting prejudices in long term care? (E)

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    We are all confronted with various taboos and prejudices throughout our lives, in all kinds of activities, fields, areas and environments. Some appear and disappear, others change over time - and some persist! This is also true in the field of long-term care. The objective should be to create an awareness of these taboos and prejudices in order to be able to counter them adequately. A working group of the EAN has taken up this issue - a report on the results!
10:50 am
> Marcel Smeets
Promoting well-nutrition in elderly care (E)

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    Nutrition is an important component of the quality of care for the elderly, and good nutrition generally promotes health-related quality of life.
    We are all aware of this fact, but the aim is also to encourage the sharing of excellent examples of good practice, knowledge, recommendations and innovative solutions.
    EAN turned to nutrition experts and together they produced a document that can be seen not only as a guideline, but as a valuable tool on the way to optimal provision of healthy nutrition.
11:10 am
> Eva Katharina Masel, MSc
Cannabinoids for symptom relief - chances and limits
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    Everyone is talking about cannabinoids, but what can they really do? The lecture distinguishes between the two most important ingredients of medicinal hemp, dronabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), and explores the therapeutic areas of application.


E - Presentation in English