Presenter Information

Mackenzie O'DonnellFollow

Major

Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

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Open Access

Abstract

As life expectancy increases worldwide, the healthcare system is forced to adapt and change. Vietnam and Italy in particular are struggling to balance traditional values with the newfound needs of an older and larger population. Through interviews with geriatricians, this research project addresses the changes and developments in the geriatric healthcare systems of Italy and Vietnam. It sheds light on key cultural and social factors affecting geriatric healthcare such as accessibility.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Thomas Hu, MD - Department of Biology; Mine Cinar, PhD - Department of Economics

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Healthcare Strategies for Aging Populations in Italy and Vietnam

As life expectancy increases worldwide, the healthcare system is forced to adapt and change. Vietnam and Italy in particular are struggling to balance traditional values with the newfound needs of an older and larger population. Through interviews with geriatricians, this research project addresses the changes and developments in the geriatric healthcare systems of Italy and Vietnam. It sheds light on key cultural and social factors affecting geriatric healthcare such as accessibility.