|Title:||Challenges and strategies for nursing education in Taiwan from a public health needs perspective||Keywords:||Aged society; Challenges and strategies; Chronic disease; Nursing education||Issue Date:||2012||Journal Volume:||59||Journal Issue:||5||Start page/Pages:||10-15||Source:||Journal of Nursing||Abstract:||
An increasingly elderly population and prevalence of chronic health problems have transformed the healthcare landscape in Taiwan and necessitated a shift in the focus of healthcare toward chronic rather than acute illnesses. This is a challenge to the domestic healthcare system, which was initially designed to address and cure primarily acute illness. Traditional nursing education and training programs are no longer adequate to meet current population healthcare needs. The frst part of this article highlights the challenges posed by changing healthcare needs, e.g., the rise in prevalence of agerelated chronic conditions and the increased acuity of hospitalized patients. Such developments are making new demands and expectations of nurses in terms of education, skills and roles. The second part of this article explores the weaknesses of current nursing education. Recommendations for the future include: making high school graduation a minimum requirement for entering nursing college and university programs, restructuring the nursing master's education program to prepare advanced nurse practitioners, redesigning curriculum content, and teaching approaches based on public healthcare needs. Upgrading clinical competencies and increasing nursing school faculty numbers are issues of the most immediate priority.
|DOI:||10.6224/JN.59.5.10||metadata.dc.subject.other:||article; clinical competence; curriculum; health service; human; long term care; nurse attitude; nursing education; public health; Taiwan; Clinical Competence; Curriculum; Education, Nursing; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Long-Term Care; Nurse's Role; Public Health; Taiwan
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