Korean Student Delegation Visits the Ida Institute

Students from Kangnam University in South Korea visited the Ida Institute as part of their exploration of the Danish healthcare and social welfare systems. The group of 20 students are studying special education, social welfare, and computer media technology.

As part of their visit, Ida gave a brief presentation introducing the concept of person-centered care. They were shown the ethnographic video, “I Don’t Like Gaudiness, I Don’t Like Loudness,” to stimulate discussion about person-centered methods.

“We discussed how person-centered care would translate into their society,” says Ida Project Manager Bert Meijers. “It was interesting to hear how person-centered care was perceived and how they felt it could be implemented in a more hierarchical culture where it is often expected that the expert will supply all the answers.”

Ida introduced the group to the Patient Journey, explaining the process people with hearing loss undergo as they comes to understand their hearing loss. As they have a particular interest in welfare technology, the students were also introduced to Ida Telecare and the hearZA app – which features Why Improve My Hearing – as methods for extending patient care beyond a clinical appointment.

Thank you to our visitors for a very interesting discussion and for making Ida a part of your tour!