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
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