• Estimation of need for staff care training for the elderly persons

Estimation of need for staff care training for the elderly persons


Chaikovska V., Vialykh T., Tsarenko A.
Dmitry Chebotarev Institute of Gerontology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine
Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine

This study examines needs of physicians, nurses and social workers for new knowledge in providing care for elderly people. The gaps in the knowledge of medical and social workers were identified through a two-stage methodology assessing the training needs. This methodology enables local experts and providers of medical and social services to obtain a result based on evidence quickly and at low cost. Gaps were identified in the training of nursing staff in matters of rehabilitation and care for the elderly, physiological changes and end-of-life psychological support, effective methods of basic instrumental research, the rights of older people to receive medical and social assistance. Based on the methodology developed by the authors, a training program will be created with an account being taken of analyses of the organization of medical and social assistance in the Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kharkiv oblasts, the results of the workshops, as well as positive domestic and international experience.
Key words: level of professional knowledge, physicians, nurses, social workers, care for the elderly.


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