Many countries around the world are facing aging populations and an increased need for caregivers. According to a UN report (http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/ageing/) nearly every country is experiencing an increase in the number of older people in their populations. The number of older people is expected to more than double by 2050 and this dramatic increase will result in societal changes. One of these changes is the increased need for skilled caregivers.
Dr. Rosemary Goodyear recently published an article on developing a train the trainer model in Taiwan to increase the number of skilled caregivers in the community. According to Dr. Goodyear, “It is possible that this model of using an intensive training session will be adopted by other cities in Taiwan to help ease their shortage of qualified caregivers.” Dr. Goodyear will be returning to Taiwan in the summer of 2019 to continue her work with the Ministry of Health to develop a community-based caregiver curriculum for nurse practitioners who work in Taiwan. The majority of NPs in Taiwan are employed in hospitals but there is great need for NPs in the community to manage care for the aged.
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