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GSA Interest Group Podcast: Understanding Person-Centered Care for Older Adults: Brazil [1/6]

GSA on Aging
GSA on Aging

Understanding Person-Centered Care for Older Adults in Six Developing Countries/Regions: Brazil [Episode 1]

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The impact of population aging is universally recognized and has been extensively studied in wealthier, developed regions. But we know much less about how aging is experienced by low- and middle-income countries and populations and how these regions are responding to the challenges created by the aging of their populations. The rapid rate of population aging in many developing parts of the world—fueled by falling fertility rates and a shift in the predominance of chronic diseases rather than acute and infectious illnesses—has left little time to anticipate and prepare for the consequences of aging populations.

The GSA Interest Group on Common Data Elements for International Research in Residential Long-term Care has developed a limited podcast series to provide insights into how culture, competing population health priorities, political conflict, and resource limitations influence older adults, their families, and paid/formal caregivers along a trajectory of development, including Brazil, China, East Jerusalem, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Thailand.

Guest: Patrick Alexander Wachholz, PhD Dr. Wachholz is a geriatrician in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Professor at the Botucatu Medical School at Sao Paulo State University. Dr. Wachholz is also a researcher at the Brazilian National Front for Strengthening Long-Term Care, a network promoting and supporting initiatives for long-term care and advocating for stronger public policies for older adults in this setting. Previously, as a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization for the long-term care sector in Latin America, he served as Director of the Department of Geriatric Medicine in a long-term care facility in Brazil. Dr. Wachholz is currently Editor-in-Chief of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging.

Host: Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA, Emerita Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, School of Nursing; Founding Director of the UW–Madison School of Nursing’s Center for Aging Research and Education

Moderator: Jing Wang, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire, College of Health and Human Services

This podcast limited series is supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.

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