In its unwavering efforts to contribute to employability and produce world-class workers, CPSC proudly announced and introduced its latest milestone publication titled A Caring Hand for the Hands that Cared for us, How to be a World-Class Caregiver on August 13, 2014 at the CPSC Conference Room.
Recognizing the increasing demands for workers from the CPSC region like India, the Philippines and other neighboring countries by the caregiving industry, CPSC takes initial step in addressing capacity building needs of these countries through this newest initiative.
A collaborative project of CPSC with the author Mrs. Concepcion Ramirez and edited by Dr. Mohammad Naim Yaakub, CPSC Director General the book is a practical guide for would be caregivers. It provides tips on how to take care of elderly patients and how to effectively handle difficult situations especially of patients with disabilities and ailments.
Eloquently written by Ms. Ramirez, who was a caregiver herself for more than a decade in the United States, the book is a written memoir of her day to day experiences with her patients. The author shares about how she dealt with the varied needs, attitudes and culture of her patients, the friendships that blossomed from a patient-caregiver relationship initially, and the challenging but emotionally rewarding and inspiring life of a caregiver.
Personal accounts of her resourcefulness, initiatives and creativity highlighted in the book as Case Studies for discussions, offer helpful on-the-job insights for the readers to gain not only technical know-how but also psychological, emotional and social readiness and awareness in getting into the caregiving job.
Prior to the launching, CPSC through the Director General inked its partnership with the author Ms. Ramirez, in a signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the book project. The MOA expounds details and working arrangements of the project.
Dr. Naim conveyed his appreciation to Ms. Ramirez for offering CPSC the opportunity to play its role in shaping world-class caregivers through the book as an initiative in addressing human resources development needs in the region particularly in the rising job opportunities in the caregiving industry. The author, on the other hand, tearfully expressed her happiness in realizing her sweet dream of being, finally, an “international writer” through the Caregiver book, having been a newspaper writer in the Philippines in her younger years. She personally thanked Dr. Naim and said she will be forever indebted to CPSC for the once-in-a-lifetime chance and experience working for the book project. Both Dr. Naim and the author looked forward to expand efforts on the project in further substantially contributing to the increasing demand of the caregiving industry.
Participants of CPSC’s Customized Program on Capacity Building of English Lecturers of Rajamangala University of Technology on Teaching English as a Second Language, held from August 4 to 13, 2014 witnessed the book launching and extended their congratulations to CPSC.