• Industry: Healthcare
  • Type: Survey report
  • Date: 5/21/2013

Proposed Geriatric Education and Research Institute 

The Singapore Ministry of Health has proposed a national-level Geriatric Education and Research Institute, modeled on similar institutions in the US, such as the US Department of Veterans Affairs, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

The Ministry hopes to increase the proficiency of healthcare workers caring for the elderly, via general and specialty geriatric modules, based on internationally recognized standards. One of the Institute’s key roles will be to educate all healthcare professionals to understand the special needs and clinical management of elderly patients.

Geriatric medicine research will cover areas such as age-related physiological and clinical changes and the consequent applications in clinical care, treatment modalities, disease prevention, risk factors management and health promotion.

The Institute will also collaborate with various geriatric departments, community hospitals and primary care providers to come up with new models of transitional and community geriatric care.


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