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Poor Intercultural Communication in healthcare can be devastating

October 28, 2020

Poor Intercultural Communication in healthcare can be devastating The World Health Organisation has long noted that “language can be a barrier to accessing relevant and high quality health information and delivering appropriate health care”. Numerous studies have shown poor intercultural communication in healthcare settings can have devastating consequences, and – especially in stressful situations such…

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COVID-19 and Ageism

August 11, 2020

COVID-19 and Ageism Centre for Better Ageing says: “Ageism is not just a UK issue, in fact the United Nations has recognised this as an international one with them highlighting the importance of older people in society.”

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The Impact of Demographic Change in Europe

June 18, 2020

The Impact of Demographic Change in Europe A profound demographic change is already affecting our societies and communities across the EU. Curious to see what Europe will look like in the decades to come? According to the European Commision’s Demography Report, trends over the next few decades include: life expectancy in Europe is set to…

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Coronavirus: Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral

June 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Here’s how you can stop bad information from going viral Coronavirus misinformation is flooding the internet. The UK Government is asking members of the public to submit examples. It has particularly requested submissions of disinformation spread in private groups and closed apps such as WhatsApp. Meanwhile, experts are calling on the public to practise…

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No Alternative Facts Project Launched

November 29, 2019

No Alternative Facts Project Launched Tackling Intentional Misinformation in Digital Technologies through Critical Thinking Skills and Media Literacy. Young people today are growing up in a globalised world and are processing information from a wider variety of sources than ever before. They need critical literacy skills to navigate the potential pitfalls when consuming news, particularly…

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Successful SASSI-Working On training course in Portugal

September 26, 2019

Successful training course in Portugal The SASSI-Working On project partners held a successful training event on Porto/Matosinhos. The course offered a comprehensive overview of approaches, tools, and instruments that can be used in career review, management and guidance for older workers. The following quotation summarises very nicely the general mood after the course: “Before joining…

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Beware Online Filter Bubbles

July 28, 2019

Beware Online Filter Bubbles As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: we get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove…

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Great TED-Ed video demonstrating how to apply critical thinking

May 21, 2019

Great TED-Ed video demonstrating how to apply critical thinking Puzzle through a set of hypothetical health studies and headlines and see if you can spot what’s misleading about the headline. This particular video is based around medicine where there is often a disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are…

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What older workers can do to stay employed

May 12, 2019

Ageism in the workplace: What older workers can do to stay employed CBS This morning talk about ageism in the workplace. Features Linkedin Editor in Chief, Dan Roth. A new study claims about 56 percent of Americans over the age of 50 have faced or could face “employer-driven” job loss, according to ProPublica and the…

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