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Pages: 5104-5113
Publication year: 2020
ISBN: 978-84-09-17979-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2020.1327

Conference name: 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-7 July, 2020
Location: Online Conference

CHALLENGE DRIVEN EDUCATION IN USING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO NARROW THE GAP BETWEEN THE AGEING POPULATION AND HEALTH CAREGIVERS

A. Kelati1, H. Maziku2, J. Plosila3, N. Mvungi4, H. Tenhunen1

1KTH, Royal Institute of Technology (SWEDEN)
2University of Dar es Salaam) (TANZANIA)
3University of Turku (FINLAND)
4University of Dar es Salaam (TANZANIA)
One of the greatest challenges in high-income countries is the ageing population increase and the associated problem with the lack of caregivers. There is currently no standardized relationship between the elderly and the care providers that can be leveraged to establish a quality health care system A well established and multidisciplinary caregiver to elderly relationship guarantees patients of high-quality access to care supervision. Caregiver selection approaches must identify the elderly demand and factor in an all-inclusive care proposal. The health care system needs to capacitate caregivers and the eldery with the benefits of using technology to positively influence the existing health care system. The rapid advances of technology on the other hand may act as a barrier to seamless adoption by caregivers and the elderly. In this study, we examine the collection of interviews that address the following challenge, “How can we leverage technology to improve the health care system for caregivers and the elderly located in high-income countries’ elderly homes?”. We observe a significant percentage of centers believe that technology offers a tremendous influence on solving the problem of the lack of caregivers. Additionally, more interest is shown by the elderly than the caregivers in the use of technology daily. The data for the study comes from participants’ feedback and is analyzed using majority voting and frequency analysis. The results reveal that the ageing population shows more interest in adopting new technology for the health care system from caregivers and the elderly from eldery care homes located in high-income counties from Europe and America.
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author = {Kelati, A. and Maziku, H. and Plosila, J. and Mvungi, N. and Tenhunen, H.},
title = {CHALLENGE DRIVEN EDUCATION IN USING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO NARROW THE GAP BETWEEN THE AGEING POPULATION AND HEALTH CAREGIVERS},
series = {12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN20 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-17979-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2020.1327},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2020.1327},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Online Conference},
month = {6-7 July, 2020},
year = {2020},
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AU - A. Kelati AU - H. Maziku AU - J. Plosila AU - N. Mvungi AU - H. Tenhunen
TI - CHALLENGE DRIVEN EDUCATION IN USING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO NARROW THE GAP BETWEEN THE AGEING POPULATION AND HEALTH CAREGIVERS
SN - 978-84-09-17979-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2020.1327
PY - 2020
Y1 - 6-7 July, 2020
CI - Online Conference
JO - 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN20 Proceedings
SP - 5104
EP - 5113
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A. Kelati, H. Maziku, J. Plosila, N. Mvungi, H. Tenhunen (2020) CHALLENGE DRIVEN EDUCATION IN USING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO NARROW THE GAP BETWEEN THE AGEING POPULATION AND HEALTH CAREGIVERS, EDULEARN20 Proceedings, pp. 5104-5113.
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