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Title: A review of geriatric education in Singapore
Authors: Koh, G.C.H. 
Keywords: Ageing population
Healthcare professional
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Citation: Koh, G.C.H. (2007-08). A review of geriatric education in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 36 (8) : 687-690. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The United Nations has identified the training and education of healthcare professionals and care providers involved in the care of older persons as a global priority. Singapore is no exception as it faces a rapidly ageing population. Older people have many medical needs of varying dimensions and their care requires a multidisciplinary healthcare team. The current status of geriatric education of health professionals involved in elderly care in Singapore is discussed in this paper. Important issues raised include the disparity between professions in the stages of development of geriatric education, questions on the adequacy of numbers and training of healthcare professionals providing geriatric care, as well as the need for geriatric education of caregivers.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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