2nd Transnational meeting
The second partner meeting in May 2021 was a good start for product development!
Because of Corona, the second meeting was held online. It is a pity because the partners like each other very much and would have been looking forward to a face-to-face meeting. Nevertheless, due to the positive working atmosphere between the partners, a very productive meeting was also possible online.
The literature research was already completed at this point and the final report was almost ready. Therefore, the partners could already discuss the first ideas about the future program.
The partners agreed to work on three different areas related to our topic “Communicare – improving communication skills as a useful tool for family caregivers in long-term care for the elderly”. The ideas are direct results taken from the final report of the literature review and cover the most important competencies of caregivers.
The following three topics were identified by the partners:
- introduction to the basic principles of effective communication.
- basic principles and methods of communication in different chronic diseases, illustrated by dementia diseases.
- communication in the new age of social media and technological advances in the environment to support an age-friendly environment.
Furthermore, a digital game was brought up by the Greek partner, which needed further discussion.
All partners agreed that in addition to a comprehensive manual of the above topics, all content must already be developed in digital form. This to be able to provide the necessary digital content for the digital platform.
So, the partners decided to form working groups. A first working group dealt with the creation of the curriculum. This was to determine exactly what content was to be developed. This curriculum was the basis for all further steps that had to be initiated and developed.
It is therefore fair to say that this meeting in May 2021 was one of the central meetings to ensure the right decisions for the further positive course of the project and product development.
A big thank you goes to all partners for the excellent content work and for the great cooperation among each other!