Non-Clinical Methods to Find Joy in Caring for the Aged


Course Description

Patients living with issues caused by age, illness, disability or situational life experience can often find comfort through positive interaction with healthcare professionals.  These interventions do not have to be invasive, scary, or even clinical.  Through positive interaction with patients, individuals can become more comfortable with their situations.  

The course will detail that all service providers can enhance the quality of life of their clients by incorporating simple tweaks to their client contact.  With guidance, training and support from their leadership, patients can be exposed to new perspectives of their lives, despite challenges and limitations.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Course Outline:

Hour 1

  • Concept of Joy 
  • Definition of Joy
  • Why joy is important
  • Non-clinical reasons and methods for clinical outcomes 
  • Role of healthcare professionals

Hour 2

  • Finding and exploring the concept of joy
  • Emotions, behavior, and physical wellness that joy can have
  • Specific actions for joy

Hour 3

  • Joy in non-clinical aging process
  • “Joyful” process in aging and wellness; suggestions to incorporate into clinical work

Hour 4

  • Caring with joy for wellness
  • How thoughts can impact aging, illness, and wellness
  • Patient’s perspective and suggestions to address it
  • Identify ways to independently implement the feeling of joy when working with patients
  • Implement non-clinical methods of caring
Contact Hours: 4
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate