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5Ms de Geriatrie ᴹᴰ

Translated by Dr. Jose Morais

© Frank Molnar, Allen Huang & Mary Tinetti, 2017

Geriatría en Español
Translated by Dr. Rafael Angel Zu

Modificado de Frank Molnar, Allen Huang, Mary Tinetti, 2017


Spotlight on Innovative Applications

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  • 28 Aug 2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Primary Health Care Integrated Geriatric Services Initiative (PHC IGSI, pronounced fig-see) in Alberta supports older Albertans living with cognitive impairments, and/or complex care needs and their carers who live in the community. The aim of PHC IGSI is to connect people living with dementia to age and live well.

    PHC IGSI and the participating teams work have incorporated the Geriatric 5Ms framework into their practice in various ways at the provincial, clinical and individual levels, for example:

    Community teams are using the 5Ms to frame conversations with local partners from health and social sectors, and members of the public about what “Matters Most” to people living with dementia and their carers, in order that their local communities can develop new primary health care supports... click here to read more! 

  • 29 Jul 2019 3:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GERIATRIC 5Ms - Spotlight on Innovative Applications

    I was introduced to the 5 M’s concept during my Geriatric Fellowship at the University of Ottawa shortly after it was developed there by my mentors at the time, Drs. Molnar and Huang. I instantly recognized the utility in distilling the complex work of Geriatricians into a simple and memorable acronym. Suddenly my patients and trainee colleagues in other fields knew what it is Geriatricians do! I have since completed fellowship and now practice as an Internist and Consultant Geriatrician in Moncton, New Brunswick and the 5 M’s have travelled east with me. Here in New Brunswick, our group has structured our outpatient referral form around this acronym, allowing referring physicians the opportunity to describe which of the M’s they would like addressed with their patients during the consult. 

    The 5 M’s have found other uses in Moncton as well:

    • I frequently include a 5 M’s slide at the beginning of my presentations at grand rounds and when teaching students/residents to orient the audience to what it is we do it Geriatric Medicine. 
    • I structure inpatient progress notes using the 5 M’s as a template and encourage learners working with me to do the same.
    • Frequently, I have structured family conferences around the 5 M’s; not only to ensure that all pertinent Geriatric issues are addressed, but also to make sure the focus remains on the 5th M – “What Matters most”, which I have found is an excellent way to initiate conversations around advanced care planning.


    Dr. M. Jason MacDonald, MD, FRCPC

  • 27 May 2019 2:48 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    GERIATRIC 5Ms - Spotlight on Innovative Applications

    Members of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care, VA Boston Healthcare System have developed a workshop based around the GERIATRIC 5Ms that maps to the current Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies in geriatrics for internal and family medicine residents. Analysis demonstrated that this longitudinal, interactive, case-based workshop using the GERIATRIC 5Ms framework improved primary care residents’ self-efficacy and knowledge of tools in the care of older adults and geriatric competencies outlined by the ACGME. The workshop offers an innovative and efficient method to teach geriatrics to residents in primary care and prepare them to care for an aging population. To learn more please access the report at


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