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Document Typology: Newspaper / Magazine article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Changes in the context of care: challenges for nursing
Name of author(s): Maribel Cruz-Ortiz, Cristina Jenaro-Río, Ma. Del Carmen Pérez-Rodríguez, María Lourdes Hernández-Blanco, Noelia Flores-Robaina
Name of publisher: Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem
Language of the publication: Spanish
Language of the review: English
"This research aimed to identify global changes in the way of practicing and understanding care, as well as the demands population change has generated and the implications for family and professional caregivers. An integrative literature review was performed, identifying 284 papers with the following descriptors: care and caregivers, associated with the descriptor “Nursing”, published between 2005 and 2010. Forty-one papers were selected that correspond to the intended goal. The results point towards a care transition model, reconfigured by new care demands, which are mainly associated with the increase in chronic conditions and
population aging. In addition, the change in social and individual roles takes care beyond the family sphere and closer to shared social responsibility. Care is the axis around which nurses rotate. Hence, it is fundamental to analyze this context, which demands evolution in professional care development."
Reviewer's comments on the document:
This article has been chose because is a rewieu of 284 articles identified with the descriptors: Care and carers descriptor associated with nursing, between 2005 and 2010, selecting 41 items corresponding to the objective.
This review had as objective to study the context in with caregivers develop their activity. Today it is more important than in never before due to the accelared changes that our societies are experimenting. Today there are more old people than never before and they are older than never before. Therefore their demands to the health system and their workers is very different than one or two decades ago.
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Revista Latino-Americana Enfermagem, 19(4)

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