Improving Quality of Long-term Care in China
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
China Center for Social Policy
BEI WU, PHD
Dean’s Professor in Global Health
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Associate Professor of Social Work
About the Event
An internationally known leader in gerontology, Professor Bei Wu (bio) has participated in international research teams looking to identify measures that would apply across different contexts, cultures, and countries to advance the goal of person-centered, high-quality residential long-term care for seniors. These measures include dimensions such as mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression, physical health, psychological health, social relationships, environment, personal cleanliness and comfort, nutrition, clean and comfortable accommodation, control over daily living, occupation, and dignity. At this seminar, Bei Wu will look at how China, which has the world’s largest aging population, is doing on these measures.
This lecture is part of the 2019-2020 annual lecture series on “Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China,” cosponsored by the Columbia China Center for Social Policy and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and supported by the Columbia School of Social Work.