versión impresa ISSN 1132-0559
MONTORIO CERRATO, Ignacio. Psychological interventions in prevention and attention to dependence. Psychosocial Intervention [online]. 2007, vol.16, n.1, pp.43-54. ISSN 1132-0559.
Far from the traditional view of care need, the process leading to the need of care in elder persons is multi-causal. Beyond the biological dimension, psycho-social factors play a significant role. Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology provide ways of intervention along with prevention and treatment tools. Persons providing care to hte elderly play a key role within the social process of care work. They are not only social agents,trying to meet increasing social needs of elder persons, helping them to gain autonomy but they also have to avoid the negative implications of their practice.
Palabras clave : Care need; Psychological intervention; Elder persons.