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The Selwyn Institute

In the spirit of ageing well

The Selwyn Institute Gerontology Nursing Conference 2018

On 1 October, 175 delegates, mainly nurses involved in aged care, gathered together on the International Day for Older Persons, to delve into the subject of loneliness. This year's speakers came from a cross-section of professions and academic backgrounds, to shred a new light, and fresh thinking on the subject. You are welcome to download the conference slides below. 

Agenda - Monday 1 October

7.30am Registration
8.30am

Welcome & Karakia  

8.45am

Opening Address and MC

Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts (Director, Selwyn Institute) 

8.50am

Loneliness in later life in New Zealand   

Dr Sally Keeling (Senior lecturer, University of Otago) 

9.50am

Loneliness: What is a nurse’s duty of care?

Kathy Glasgow (Senior Advisor – Nursing from the Office of the Chief Nurse, MOH)

10.10am

Morning Tea

10.30am

How to promote resilience in ageing by recognising frailty

Dr Michal Boyd (Nurse Practitioner, Waitemata DHB)

11.45am

Culturally diverse experiences of social connectedness and befriending services in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Professor Merryn Gott (Director of Research, School of Nursing, University of Auckland)

12.15pm Lunch
1.10pm

The older person's perspective

Ruth Busch

1.30pm

Solutions to loneliness: Professional perspectives

Panel

2.15pm

How music makes a difference

Michelle Lee (Founder & CEO, I'm Soul Inc.)

3.00pm Afternoon tea
3.15pm

The Neuroscience of Loneliness

Nigel Latta (Clinical Psychologist) 

4.15pm

Closing Address

Elizabeth Niven (Board member, The Selwyn Foundation)

Download the Conference Presentations