Denmark, Korea share thoughts on patient-centered treatment in aging society

06-Mar-2021 Intellasia | KoreaTimes | 6:49 AM Print This Post

Denmark and Korea, which are both witnessing rapid population aging, are also seeing a rise in the number of chronic illness patients. This trend is posing challenges to ensuring sustainable medical treatment due to the limited number of doctors and other health professionals.

Participants of an online seminar hosted by the Embassy of Denmark in Korea, February 26, discussed such challenges and the treatment needs of individual patients.

Under theme “Patient-centered approach in the primary healthcare sector,” the seminar invited representatives from Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare; Healthcare Denmark, a non-profit organisation for Danish healthcare and life science expertise and innovation; Seoul National University Hospital; the Korea Spinal Cord Injury Association; the Danish Association of general Practitioners; and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).

The participants shared thoughts on the importance of personalised patient support, innovative and integrated healthcare technologies, public-private partnerships and the perspectives of Danish and Korean patients.

“Low birthrates, aging populations and more chronic diseases are challenges faced by Korea and Denmark alike,” Danish Ambassador Einar Jensen said, adding the two sides accordingly nurture many dedicated nurses, doctors and other healthcare personnel to develop and adopt new treatments.

“However, we remain limited in our resources, which is a great hurdle to our healthcare sectors. This webinar will shed light on how our countries are taking an innovative approach and adopting new integrated care solutions, and how we can learn from each other,” he added.

Through its embassy here, Denmark has been bolstering bilateral cooperation in the health sector, such as hosting online seminars on diabetes and anti-drug resistant infections in 2020.

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