Physicians and family caregivers : a model for partnership.
Primary care physicians need a strong and effective model to guide their relationships with family caregivers, key resources for the frail elderly.
Caregivers provide a significant proportion of the home care needed by the rapidly growing number of frail elderly living in the community.
Caregiving exacts a physical, psychological, social, and emotional toll that no intervention strategies have proven powerful enough to offset.
An effective relationship model would acknowledge the key linkage role of the primary care physician, recognize that caregivers and patients form interdependent units, and affirm a care partnership between the physician and caregiver.
Mots-clés Pascal : Organisation santé, Vieillard, Homme, Milieu familial, Médecin, Soin, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Public health organization, Elderly, Human, Family environment, Physician, Care, Health policy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0376193
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.