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CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)33
Publish Date26 August 2018
Review Date14 May 2020
Expiry Date26 August 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will look at the psychosocial health of people who are at risk of falls, and discuss ways to provide the care that will meet their needs.

Topics include:

  • What is psychosocial health?
  • Social and spiritual health
  • Psychological and emotional health

Target audience

Nurses and other allied health professionals working in inpatient wards of public and private hospitals and residential aged care facilities.


Feel adequately informed and skilled at providing psychosocial care to the person who has experienced, or is at risk of, falling.


There is limited literature on the contribution and influence a patient’s psychosocial health has on their fall risk, with literature tending to focus on physical and health risk factors only. Additionally, there is little—no literature on the positive aspects of wellbeing and its relation to fall risk.

Nurses and other health professionals are in a unique position to frequently monitor patients and their psychosocial care in relation to falls. Nurses need to be more inclusive of the patient’s sexuality, spirituality, optimism and hope when assessing psychosocial care and quality of life as these subjects can be the least explored by staff with their patients. This barrier can adversely affect falls prevention.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use your knowledge of psychosocial factors that impact on falls risk in order to better prevent falls in high risk patients and consequent negative health outcomes
  • Undertake a recommended comprehensive psychosocial assessment on patients to ascertain risk of falling and plan required prevention interventions


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Diana Clayton

Diana Clayton is a clinical nurse consultant who works for Peninsula Health in the Falls Prevention Service. She initially set up the inpatient falls prevention program and currently oversees the program in the subacute and residential care settings. She has been in her current role for 13 years and has presented at a number of conferences over that time. She is a passionate advocate for falls prevention across the whole health spectrum.

CPD1h 5m of CPD
Total Rating(s)33
Publish Date26 August 2018
Review Date14 May 2020
Expiry Date26 August 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Preventative Health
Cognitive Impairment
Patient Safety
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Psychosocial Considerations

Further Learning

Learner Reviews


33 Total Rating(s)

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Chandraprabha Mehera
16 Mar 2019

Yes it was completely for client health.

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Lynne Shanahan
15 Mar 2019

Valuable, good presenter, excellent case studies.

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Dharmaraj Adhikari
11 Mar 2019

great cpd session.

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Chunling Yang
20 Feb 2019

informative and well present

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jullianne gneiding
16 Feb 2019

Very good resource. Case studies very relevant to many situations both in the acute care sector and also aged care. Strategies highlighted throughout the material which could be used on a daily basis. Information presented which one could reflect on and hopefully use in the work place.

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Ramandeep sidhu
11 Feb 2019

Amazing learning

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Nola McAnally
31 Jan 2019


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Alice Wells
24 Jan 2019


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Robyn Poga
15 Jan 2019

Very informative and helpful,will be a valuable resource.

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katie lewis
14 Jan 2019

very informative