Objectives

  • Get to know the policy regulations, systems and resources of health and social care within the country/region/community where the care worker and client/patient interact;
  • Understand the culture of care within the country/region/community where the care worker and client/patient interact;
  • Understand older people’s psychology;
  • Understand the cultural aspects of ageing, and the influence of culture on the experience and acceptance of ageing;
  • Acknowledge the cultural aspects of loneliness and other expressions of suffering in older people;
  • Understand the influence of culture on the experience of patients with dementia, and on the care workers’ experience.

Learning Tools

  1. Systems of health and social care
  2. Cultural aspects of ageing
  3. Cultural aspects of loneliness and suffering
  4. Dementia and influence of culture