The term ageism is thought to be product of negative attitudes toward aging. Current research suggests that there is a strong link between ageism in the form of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination that is correlated with risks to physicians physical and mental health. How might interventions substantially reduce ageism, and help to improve perceptions of older physicians and the aging process? There are many physicians who lack information and education regarding the effects of aging on practice. This program will review current evidence and research on ageism and the social forces that shape one’s assumptions and beliefs.
Temple Beth-El presents an author series with Robin Kall of Reading with Robin. The series begins on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. This session coincides with the High Holidays, the time to reflect on the year behind us and look for ways to improve going forward.I will be discussing my new book, Fault Lines: Fractured Families and How to Mend Them. I’ll be joined by Molly Howes, author of Four Steps to a Good Apology to Make Things Right. Register here.