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Social Work and Self-Care Support Training

On November 19th, DTU and Seirei Christopher University, from Japan, held a Social work and Self-care Support training course for DTU Nursing students, taught by Dr. Ueda Yutarou and Dr. Noda Yukari, experts in Welfare education. 
 
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Dr. Ueda Yutaro
 
Dr. Yutaro emphasized the strong demand for elderly-care professionals in countries with increasingly older populations, such as Japan and Vietnam. In 2010, 22.7% of Japan’s population was 65 or older, which is expected to rise to 29.3% by 2025. In Vietnam in 2010, the percentage was only 6% but is forecasted to reach 11.7% by 2025. As a result, Japan has been focusing much more on self-management support, teaching the elderly how to look after themselves as far as possible. 
 
Dr. Yutaro said that drinking water, proper nutrition and self-care ability are key elements in maintaining the health of the elderly, and gave several examples to demonstrate this. He described a patient who had digestion problems, couldn’t eat normally or walk without assistance. After only 3 months, they could walk with a cane and no longer required medication or diapers. 
 
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DTU Nursing students
 
Dr. Noda Yukari then talked about elderly-care careers in Japan, the job and requirements. He said that, for nurses to do a better job, they must fully understand the minds of the elderly, their expressions, movements and other indicators of their needs. 
 
Nguyen Thi Tu Uyen, of K23YDD2, said: “By attending this course, I have learned more about elderly-care career requirements, about the skills that I currently lack and how I can improve myself. I have also learned how to use medical devices in various situations to get the best results.” 
 
(Media Center)