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Problems Experienced by Families of Long-Stay Patients*

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 November 2010

Carolyn J. Rosenthal
Affiliation:
University of Toronto
Joanne Sulman
Affiliation:
Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Victor W. Marshall
Affiliation:
University of Toronto

Résumé

Cet article traite des problèmes vécus par les families dont un proche parent réside dans un hôpital de soins aigus et se trouvent en attente de placement dans un établissement de soins prolongés. Les données ont été recueillies dans un grand hôpital universitaire de Toronto. On a demandé à 84 aidants, membres de la famille et des proches du patient, de décrire les problèmes qu'ils ont vécus à la suite de son hospitalisation. Les problèmes énumérés étaient d'ordre personnel, familial et se trouvaient directement reliés à la situation du patient, à l'hôpital. Les problèmes ont été analysés en fonction du statut des aidants: conjoint(e), enfant ou simplement parent. Plus encore que les autres catégories d'aidants, les conjoint(e)s ont eu tendance à faire état de problèmes financiers ou encore du sentiment de ne pas se sentir écouté(e) par l'équipe de soin. Quant aux enfants ou aux autres parents, ils ont été portés, plus que les conjoint(e)s, à signaler des problèmes reliés à la famille élargie et aux situations conflictuelles nées de leurs multiples rôles et responsabilités.

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Copyright © Canadian Association on Gerontology 1992

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