Accepted Paper:

A comparative study of elderly hospice care education in Chinese and Japanese medical colleges  


Yan Peng

Paper long abstract:

More and more people start to understand the importance of elderly hospice care education, but in china the present situation of this education is not satisfactory. Purpose:Through comparative analyzing the teaching plans of elderly hospice care in Chinese and Japanese medical colleges puts forward consulting opinions to future hospice care education. Method: Sending self-designed questionnaires to teaching directors of clinical medicine speciality in 135 Chinese medical colleges. The questionnaire includes whether teaching plans include antemortem medical science , elderly hospice care , course contents , form of lecture, evaluation methods, textbooks and so on. Results: The questionnaires recoveris 48 (recovery rate is 36 percent). 12 colleges have hospice care education courses , 7 colleges teach it as required course, almost all colleges teach it by classroom lectures, 10 schools use close-book written tests to evaluate. Only four colleges have related textbooks. Conclusion: Compared with a similar survey in japan, in order to implement the elderly hospice care education chinese medical colleges need to enrich the syllabus and improve the standard textbooks.

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