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From Crisis to Opportunity and Back Again: Is There a Response Shift at the Population-Level regarding Geriatric Training in Lebanon?

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Between crisis and opportunity, old age has many faces in Lebanon. While old age was first seen as a time of wisdom, the current trend accentuated by migration and the economic crisis sets a challenge for the Lebanese elder; they may be left behind unless something is done in all communities at a national level. In this short communication, we attempt to broaden the scope of thinking about training programs to target population-shift and create a true change. We reflect on our results as an intermediate outcome of public health interventions. We suggest that it may be worthwhile to evaluate population-shifts further and base the success of an intervention on measures of Health Related Quality of Life through the response-shift created by such national public health programs.

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Nehme, R. , Bazzi, L. , Borba, C. and Chemali, Z. (2014) From Crisis to Opportunity and Back Again: Is There a Response Shift at the Population-Level regarding Geriatric Training in Lebanon?. Advances in Aging Research, 3, 109-112. doi: 10.4236/aar.2014.32017.

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