Increasingly, health professionals must learn to work in new partnership relationships with clients and community to promote health effectively.
A partnership requires a transformation of the professional role from chief actor to partner, and the client role from passive recipient to partner.
A partnership approach has particular merit in a reformed health care system that increasingly emphasizes active involvement and self-care actions of individuals and families to maintain health and prevent disease.
A partnership approach is also important to professionals working with underserved, vulnerable, and/or minority populations.
For too long professionals and policymakers have relegated these groups to passive roles in health decision making and action.
This article will provide a description of the partnership process as it has been developed and implemented by nurse practitioners in an urban Hispanic community with emphasis on a community partnership.
A partnership model is described and compared to the more traditional professional model.
A definition and essential criteria for partnership are presented.
Finally, a specific example of how the partnership process was implemented at the community level is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Relation soignant soigné, Milieu familial, Homme, Interaction sociale, Coopération, Milieu urbain, Ethnie, Minorité, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Participation communautaire, Soin autogéré
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Health staff patient relation, Family environment, Human, Social interaction, Cooperation, Urban environment, Ethnic group, Minority, United States, North America, America, Self care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0300030
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199608.