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Community engagement for service learning

Community engagement for service learning

Nowadays, aging has become a major issue for many developed countries.

At the same time, the needs of healthcare arise tremendously. In the past, only doctors or healthcare workers can provide medical knowledge and services. However, people has begun to gather more and more health related information through different channels, mainly from internet.

The good thing is that patients nowadays can be more educated and more health-literate. The bad thing is that healthcare providers should pay more attention to teaching patients which is the correct information. In addition, there are still imbalances between cities and rural areas in terms of healthcare resources.

In this video, I would like to give you a hint about the role of community participation in the practice of medical humanities.

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Medical Humanity: Engaging Patients and Communities in Healthcare

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