Date: Sunday February 26, 2012
Speaker: Linda Edelman RN, PhD
Linda Edelman received a Masters of Philosophy in Experimental Pathology at the University of Utah in 1993 and a BSN from the University of Utah College of Nursing in 1995. Dr. Edelman earned a PhD in nursing from the University of Utah College of Nursing. Her dissertation used probabilistic linkage and GIS mapping to describe burn injuries in Utah. Since joining the faculty at the University of Utah College of Nursing her research focus has been on injuries occurring to older adults living in Utah. She is a 2010 John A. Hartford and Atlantic Philanthropies Claire M. Fagin Fellow.
“Older adults are vulnerable to injury. Lifestyle and sociodemographic factors, as well as geographic and neighborhood factors, influence perceptions of injury and injury risk. Availability of community resources and access to health care further impact the risk of injury for older adults. This talk will explore the aging phenomenon and describe injuries occurring to older adults in Utah in the context of the communities in which they occur.”
Speaker-Suggested References and Resources:
Websites on Aging – http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2010_Documents/Docs/OA_2010.pdf
Websites on Injuries –