• Bea L. DijkmanEmail author
  • Evelyn J. Finnema
  • Petrie F. Roodbol
  • Irma Mikkonen


Societies all over Europe are ageing. Ageing populations are providing a challenge for both public health and social care systems society in Europe. Far out most of the health and social care professionals all over Europe will work with older people in different settings, at home, in the community and in hospitals, or in long-term care settings. Dealing with the special needs of older people requires specific competences for health and social care professionals, as well as an integrated approach to health and social care. The book describes the roles and competences needed for all health and social care professionals working with older people from different viewpoints. It includes the complete but comprehensive European Core Competences Framework (ECCF) for working with older people in health and social care.


Competences working with older people European Core Competences Framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bea L. Dijkman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Evelyn J. Finnema
    • 2
  • Petrie F. Roodbol
    • 3
  • Irma Mikkonen
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre of Expertise Healthy AgeingHanze University of Applied SciencesGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Research Group Care and WellbeingNHL Stenden University of Applied SciencesLeeuwardenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Research Group Nursing Diagnostics, School of NursingHanze University of Applied SciencesGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.School of Health CareSavonia University of Applied SciencesKuopioFinland

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