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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

How Could We Train Healthcare Professionals the Skills of Accompany, Listening, Empathy Along with the Elderly Patients?

  • Open or Close Ya Lie Ku*

    Fooyin University, College of Nursing, Taiwan

    *Corresponding author: Ya Lie Ku, Associate Professor, Fooyin University, College of Nursing, Taiwan, Tel: 886-7-7823131; Email:

Submission: January 10, 2018; Published: January 11, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2018.01.000521

ISSN: 2578-0093
Volume1 Issue5


The new era healthcare professional students growing in the democratic and freedom society with the self-centered and ego valued characteristics. Additionally, the decreasing birth rates and increasing elderly population have expanded the generation gap. Furthermore, the influences of technology and cell phone have reduced the chance of verbal communication between younger healthcare professional groups and elders. Based on the above reasons, how could we train our healthcare professional students the abilities of accompany, listening, and empathy for caring the elders? It has become the important issue for the long-term care services [1-3].

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