School of Social Work Assistant Professor Nicole Ruggiano presented during TEDxFIU 2014. Her talk focused on the topic of aging, and how older people don’t lose control over making decisions about their life. Its gets taken away from them.
Professor Nicole Ruggiano is an expert on health and long-term care policy, chronic care and supportive services for aging adults. Her research agenda focuses on home and community-based services for older adults with chronic conditions. She is currently investigating health self-management and self-direction among older adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Her published articles on this topic advance current understandings about the role that older adults play within the health and disability support systems and advocate for more person-centered practices and policies that promote autonomy and choice within these systems. She is an assistant professor within the FIU School of Social Work and a John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Scholar.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
Check out pictures from Prof. Ruggiano’s talk here: