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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Caring for others: Challenges and possibilities
Name of author(s): Carmen de la Cuesta Benjumea
Name of publisher: Universidad de Antioquia / Facultad de Enfermería / Investigación y Educación en Enfermería / Medellín
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
Summary:
"Caregiving is a human activity with a professional component. Nevertheless it is regarded as the core of nursing. Thus, it is surprising to see how care giving is slipping away from nursing ands, sometimes into the hands of nursing auxiliaries and patient’s relatives or friends. This paper explores the nature of care giving and the phenomenon of family care, its contribution and place in the health care system,stressing that family care giving is becoming a family issue with increasingly relevance and weight. Research studies have shown that family caregivers need both technical and emotional support which ought to be regarded as clients and not just means of care giving. Professional nurses could prepare and support caregivers to manage the different stages of the relative’s disease and its changes. Nurses could also anticipate crises and detect situations of poor care giving."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
The care is not a purely professional, is becoming a family affair with increasing relevance and weight. Research studies show that family caregivers require both technical support and emotional, should be considered customers and not just means of care.
The nurse can prepare and support caregivers to manage different stages of the disease and changes, you can anticipate crises and detect situations of poor care. Nursing, due to the nature of their discipline and its proximity to caregivers, A crucial role has be developed.
Where to find it:

Investigación y Educación en Enfermería / Medellín, Vol. XXV N.º 1, marzo de 2007 (106-112)

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