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From patient to person: changing the way we think about growing older

This RCN Scotland Centenary Public Debate will explore how a generation is changing the way we think about growing old.


Today’s ‘Baby Boomers’ are throwing away convention and forcing society to think again about what it means to grow old. But as the meaning of growing old changes, what should services look like to ensure that caring for older people keeps pace with their needs, while maintaining their independence and dignity? RCN Scotland’s Centenary Public Debate will explore how a generation is changing the way we think about growing old and to discuss the challenges of transforming care for older people.

The debate will be chaired by Professor June Andrews, with an expert panel including Emma Harper MSP; Sarah Metcalfe, Chief Executive, Playlist for Life; and Iona McKay, Care Home Clinical Services Manager; and Theresa Fyffe, RCN Scotland Director.

The debate will be followed by a drinks reception to celebrate Older People’s Day and 100 years of the Royal College of Nursing. There will also be an opportunity to view items from the Royal College of Nursing handling collection, dedicated to the history of the nursing profession.


Speaker(s):

Iona McKay | talks
Sarah Metcalfe | talks
Emma Harper MSP | talks
Professor June Andrews | talks
Theresa Fyffe | talks

 

Date and Time:

5 October 2016 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

The Traverse Theatre
10 Cambridge Street
Edinburgh
EH1 2ED
0131 228 1404
http://www.waterstones.co.uk
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Organised by:

Royal College of Nursing
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Tickets:

Free

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https://www.rcn.org.uk/news-and-events/events/centenary-debate-5-october

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