Many frail or disabled elderly people are now being maintained in the community, partially at least as a consequence of the Community Care Act 1993.
This paper details the work of the major health professionals who are involved in caring for older people in the community and describes how to access nursing, palliative care, continence, mental health, Hospital at Home, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, equipment, and optical, dental, and dietetic services.
In many areas, services are evolving to meet needs and some examples of innovative practice are included.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Pratique professionnelle, Relation médecin malade, Médecin, Soin santé primaire, Système santé, A domicile, Nursing, Soin palliatif, Physiothérapie, Gérontologie, Maintien à domicile
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, Professional practice, Physician patient relation, Physician, Primary health care, Health system, At home, Nursing, Palliative care, Physiotherapy, Gerontology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0466022
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 10/04/1997.