NICE is an international network of researchers, practitioners, students and seniors dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad. Members represent a broad spectrum of disciplines and professions, including geriatric medicine, gerontological nursing, gerontological social work, gerontology, rehabilitation science, sociology, psychology, policy and law. Through the international arm, the International Collaboration for the Care of the Elderly, NICE has researcher and student partners in nine countries: Australia, China, England, Germany, India, Israel, Scotland, South Africa and Switzerland.
NICE was proposed within the context of aging at present. While research consistently shows that the best geriatric care is delivered in interdisciplinary teams, actual practice does not always occur in this way. NICE was proposed to help address these issues. The overarching emphases of NICE are networking and knowledge transfer – that is, getting good research into practice.
Three main goals: help close the gap between evidence-based research and actual practice, improve the training of existing practitioners, geriatric educational curricula, and interest new students in specializing in geriatric care, effect positive policy changes for the care of older adults.
For more information, visit the NICE website.