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The Appropriate Learning Model for Caregivers of Dependent Elderly in Thailand Community

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 4)

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Page : 169-182

Keywords : Knowledge Management &Thailand Community;

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The current situation with the number of elderlies in the world, including Thailand, has been increasing day by day. With the dependent elderlies in the community who are important in looking after closely because they are unable to help themselves, it is important to develop a group of personnel in the community to support thorough care. The government has the policy to provide caregivers with training for doctors, nurses, and physical therapists who come from the central hospital to be trainers and educating community volunteers to help solve the shortage of those caring for the dependent elderly group. However, from the field trips in participating with interviews and observing the caregiver's work after caregivers had finished training, most caregivers still lack important practical knowledge such as pressure ulcer management and physical therapy for treating dependent elderlies due to not having any practical experience, thus resulting in a lack of confidence when implementing the procedure. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to develop a learning model on caring for the dependent elderly by using quality tools such as the AI 4D and SECI model to coordinate the collaboration. The quality of the work is also measured periodically during the process to ensure that caregivers use the knowledge and skill in their work as well as sharing and transferring the information to the team, especially with the community volunteers' group and relatives who need to provide proper care for the dependent elderly in the future.

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