Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Stanford medical school launches eCampus Geriatrics (USA)
"The Stanford Center for Longevity reported several months ago that over the next 30 years, the number of people age 65 and older will double, and diversity will significantly increase among the elderly. In anticipation of these demographic shifts, School of Medicine researchers recently launched eCampus Geriatrics. The educational website offers a range of tools and resources to help health-care professionals provide culturally-competent geriatric care. VJ Periyakoil, MD, director of palliative care education and training at Stanford, explains the driving factors in developing the website and instructional materials"