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Document Typology: Web Article
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Federatia Caritas a Diecezei de Timişoara
Name of author(s): Caritas Federation
Name of publisher: Caritas Federation
Language of the publication: Romanian
Language of the review: English
This project is running since 2003. In Timisoara area there are eight health care and social assistance centers. The centers are offering medical and social services in home care to the target group. The services are provided by an interdisciplinary team consisting of: doctors, nurses, social workers and volunteers.
The project aims to provide services as health and social care at home in order to increase the quality of life. The target group is addressed to people with acute and / or chronic diseases, which have a certain level of dependency and limited capacity to move to a medical institution where they can benefit from a medical care.
The objectives are: the promotion and respect for the elderly or for those immobilized in bed, preventing institutionalization or social exclusion of the target group. Medical services are performed only on the advice of the doctor of the center or family doctor. Services offered are health and care, emotional support and, where appropriate, counseling, transportation and palliative care.
In order to develop this services it is also provided:
• Hiring of means of health care;
• Intermediate persons for home health care of elderly by volunteers;
• Training for volunteers
• Basic food distribution for people with incomes below the subsistence minimum.
Specialists involved in the project have participated in several trainings, events, meetings for annual training plan.
They concluded partnership and cooperation agreements with public and private institutions to improve services provided by CIASD.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
Site-ul prezinta proiectul prin intermediul caruia se asigura varstnicilor servicii medicale de calitate la domiciliu, cu ajutorul echipelor interdisciplinare, care reusesc astfel sa ofere persoanelor din grupul tinta posibilitatea de a fi tratati la domiciliu si preintampina excluderea sociala a acestora.
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