Meet the Working groups
Aim: To highlight the current situation regarding GM in COST Member countries with a focus on GM education and training and map educational and training programs at an undergraduate, postgraduate, continuous medical education and professional training level. Additionally, conduction of a co-creation process by qualitative research methods in order to identify, describe and categorize unmet needs regarding GM education, GM-related health literacy, GM-related public awareness and appropriate implementation of training activities for health care professionals across the spectrum of health care settings in participant countries where GM is still emerging. The MC will take care so as most (if not all) of the countries in question and the ITC will be represented and actively participate in WG1.
WG2: Definition of the content of the training courses in GM destined for professionals working in ambulatory settings and home care networks
Aim: define the content of the training courses in gm destined for professionals working in ambulatory settings and home care networks, taking into account the results of t1.2, 1.3 and 1.4, already available curricula, literature review, including gray literature, knowledge obtained during stsm, stakeholders meetings, mc meetings and internal delphi procedure. Provide variations according to settings where trainees work.
WG3: Definition of the content of the training courses in GM destined for professionals working in acute / subacute and long-term care settings
Aim: Define the content of the training courses destined for professionals working in acute/subacute and long-term care settings, taking into account the results of T1.2, 1.3 and 1.4, already available curricula, literature review, including grey literature, knowledge obtained during STSM, stakeholders’ meetings, MC meetings and internal Delphi procedure. Provide variations according to settings where trainees work.
Aim: To propose a variation of the implementation of the educational course, described by WG2 and WG3, with the aid of ICT for remote application of the training so as to maximize impact and face education and training challenges in case in-person training is not possible and to incorporate various novel didactic methods. Activities and tools to accomplish the task: meetings and interviews with experts, focus groups, knowledge obtained during STSM.
Aim: To raise awareness and promote the added value of the specialized approach of GM in the health and wellbeing of older people among health care professionals, policy makers, older people and the general public, as well as to build GM-related health literacy among health care professionals. Furthermore, to influence policy makers of the local and the international scene in favour of the necessity of developing specialized geriatric care for older people. Eventually, to investigate financing possibilities and trace interested parties for future opportunities (beyond the PROGRAMMING Action) of further development of the training course as a final product, ready and available for use.