Posted: January 9th, 2018
Medical issues are often the trigger for legal needs. A person gets sick and realizes she needs a will. Folks may need to appoint a financial surrogate or figure out how to pay for long term care. Fortunately, law students in the Elder Law Clinic get to learn directly from medical providers, such as the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home and our University Medical Center’s J. Paul Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation.
Jasmine Gregory shadowed geriatrician Jo Cleveland, M.D. as she and a multi-disciplinary team saw patients in the Memory Assessment Clinic. The team spent extensive time interviewing both the patients and their family members. Jasmine observed: “The doctors and counselors were inspiring. I learned a lot about bedside manner and about hearing out and supporting the caregivers.”
Kate Callahan, M.D., M.S., was a guest speaker on mental capacity issues in aging. She is the Program Director of the Clinical Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Learn more about the Medical Center’s services for older patients at the J. Paul Sticht Center at www.wakehealth.edu/agingresearch/ or call 336-713-8250.
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