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The Faculty of Nursing Promotes Elderly People Health Care

Patcharin Jongjai     2019/06/10 ,     ( 417 views)  

On 10 June 2019, the Faculty of Nursing at UBU kicked off a workshop under the Elderly People Potential Development Project at the Faculty of Nursing, UBU. Associate Professor Dr. Chawalit Thinvongpituk, Vice President for Research, Innovations, and Academic Services, gave a speech to welcome Mr. Thanakom Kongpian, Sheriff of Warin Chamrap District, who was invited to officially open the workshop. The participants of this workshop were 80 people within the Warin Chamrap District. The full workshop consists of 420 hours and starts from 10 June 2019 to 2 August 2019 without any registration fees.

Assistant Professor Dr. Sanguan Thanee, Dean of Faculty of Nursing, revealed that this workshop is a part of the faculty’s educational services that aims to promote people’s potentials of all ages. The project was designed to serve the 20-year national strategic plan and the 12th plan of The National Economic and Social Development Plan, Strategy 1: Strategy for Strengthening and Realizing the Potential 80 of Human Capital. An indicator of this strategy being effective is having an increase in the number of people within the communities certified by the Thailand Professional Qualification Institution (TPQI) for Long-term development of Elderly people care.

The Faculty of Nursing at UBU and the Warin Chamrap District Public Health Office realized the importance of providing opportunities to elderly people (homebound and bedridden patients). With this, they want to ensure that accessibility to consistent and continuous health care services is available to them.  Health care service units, communities, and families should all work together to make this happen. Therefore, the extensive course on the Health-Care of Elderly People (420 hours) was organized. The course belongs to the Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health,Ministry of Public Health.

The workshop is divided into two sections including lectures in class with practice in laboratories and practice in real situations at the Health Promotion Hospitals in Warin Chamrap. The faculty believes that the participants who complete the course will gain an abundant amount of knowledge on elderly people’s health aids that will benefit their careers in the future.