COU releases reports on senior-care education

August 18, 2014

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) has released a series of reports that explore best approaches to enhancing the knowledge and skills of health and social care providers to better meet the needs of older Ontarians. “Ontario universities play a key role in educating health providers for the needs of today and tomorrow. The release of these reports continues to move forward the discussion opened at the Better Aging: Ontario Education Summit on how we can advance the care and support for older Ontarians,” said COU President Bonnie M Patterson. The reports cover topics including core curricula for entry-to-practice health and social care worker education, perceptions of practitioners and practitioner organizations of gaps in senior care competencies, patient and caregiver perceptions of educational needs, and continuing professional development. COU News Release