The General Duty Assistant (GDA) course trains students to work as nursing aides in hospitals, nursing homes and home care scenarios. As part of the curriculum, students learn how to provide basic nursing care and manage ill patients. The course involves 3 months of classroom training followed by 1-month on-job training. A GDA works in close collaboration with doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers. The nursing assistant course lays special emphasis on inculcating empathetic and ethical behavior beyond patient care. Some of the key responsibilities of the General Duty Assistant are to provide daily care, look after the patient’s comfort, safety and health needs.