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Document Typology: Research
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Title of document: The sanitary demands of families
Name of author(s): María Ángeles Durán
Name of publisher: Gaceta Sanitaria
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
Summary:

"Households are the social units that mediate the relationship
between individuals and the health system. Households
provide the basic conditions for health, as well as the services
related directly or indirectly with medical therapies. The
range of demands on the health system is widening constantly,
and it is forseeable that in the near future the activities of prevention,rehabilitation, reproduction, aesthetics and identity production,as well as with social organization, will become more
important than the strictly curative tasks.
The role played by new types of families has to be underlined,
as well as the role of inmigrant families, a manifestation,
at the health level, of the consequences of globalization. The
study offers much information published for the first time and
ends with a forecast of the changes in the health care demands
in Europe, due to demographic transformations."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The document shows the changes that has taken place in the last years in the Spanish Society and Families in relation with the health care services.
It is importan because it shows the change from a health care based essentially on a scientific backgroun to a health care which involves in a main grade social demands.
Where to find it:

http://scielo.isciii.es/pdf/gs/v18s1/05demandas.pdf

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