The programme intends to develop frontline health professionals’ clinical competency on understanding and management of health and drug issues in elderly people. The programme content aims to enhance the understanding of the management of the health issues, the interpretation of the health status, therapeutics for chronic diseases, infectious diseases and cancer. The programme will also highlight the duties and tasks of care givers.
This programme demonstrates how professional helpers – doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and social workers can develop a genuine compassion for, and harmonious understanding of those whom they aim to help. This can be achieved through a Zen perspective. Concentration on the here and now, as practised in meditation, allows for an unorthodox but practical and effective way of helping, free from egotism and the harmful intrusion of self.