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Penn Nursing Students Visit Hong Kong School of Public Health

Seven Penn Nursing undergraduate students, hailing from across the United States, and three PhD students traveled to Hong Kong with Sarah H. Kagan PhD, RN. They spent the first two weeks of May studying at the University of Hong Kong. The undergraduate students completed a course, taught jointly between Penn Nursing and the University of Hong Kong School of Public Health (HKU) while the PhD students helped Professor Kagan manage the course, each working on her own goals related to teaching elder care. The students delved deeply into their task of comparing care for older people in Hong Kong with the American systems for elder care with which they are more familiar.

The students especially enjoyed taking the course with students enrolled in the HKU MPH program with whom they shared great conversations over dim sum as well as stimulating analyses of their respective societies’ healthcare systems.