• Methodological basis for the course «Fundamentals of long-term and palliative care for elderly patients and internally displaced persons» (to help educational institutions of the 2nd -4th accreditation levels)

Methodological basis for the course «Fundamentals of long-term and palliative care for elderly patients and internally displaced persons» (to help educational institutions of the 2nd -4th accreditation levels)

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL REHABLITATION AND PALLIATIVE MEDICINE.2018.1(7):36-46; doi 10.15574/IJRPM.2018.7.36

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

In the conditions of protracted military conflict in East Ukraine, the elderly people became the most vulnerable segments of the population. Many of them were forced to leave their homes, while others, due to reduced opportunities, remained at their homes in dangerous areas of hostilities. In order to improve life quality of these people in these areas, a number of training programs on the organization of medical and social care for the elderly, the physical and mental health of the elderly, rehabilitation and care, and palliative care have been developed for medical-social personnel. The program of the course on the relevant aspects of gerontology and geriatrics can also be used to conduct trainings for medical personnel, volunteers and family members of elderly patients; for the formation of self-help groups and mutual assistance among internally displaced elderly citizens and residents remaining in dangerous areas. Contingent of listeners: medical workers, social workers, teachers working with the elderly, internally displaced persons, residents in the zone of military conflict and palliative patients. The program of the course consists of 3 modules, each of which includes lecture blocks, pedagogical games and group work.
Key words: elderly people, long-term care, palliative care, internally displaced persons, doctors, nurses, social workers, elderly people’s health, rehabilitation and care.