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Older Women’s Health


Barbara Cochrane, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA

School of Nursing, Department of Family & Child Nursing

University of Washington

School of Nursing
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe the contexts of older women’s lives that influence their health.
  • Identify biological and age-related changes that impact healthy aging in women.
  • Discuss considerations for clinical encounters with older women, including recommendations for making lifestyle changes and promoting health.

[From the Winter 2020 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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