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Index de Enfermería

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FERRE GRAU, Carme. Dimensions of family care during depression: An ethnographic study. Index Enferm [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.3, pp.178-182. ISSN 1132-1296.

At the present time, among the illnesses with a bigger incidence are the depressive dysfunctions. In and of itself the participation of the family in the attention of people that you/they have suffered it is of great relevance for the patient's integral care in its family environment. The general objective of this I articulate it is to deepen in the knowledge of the dynamics that settles down among people that have the family responsibility of the care of the depressive patient and especially of the relationships among the person that takes care and the one of that it is taken care by a depressive dysfunction. It is a qualitative, prospective and observational study. The investigation is carried out in a Center of Mental Health of Tarragona (Catalonia). The sample constitutes it a total of fifty relatives of patient depressive. The analysis of the data one carries out by means of an inductive process of the content of the interviews and domiciliary visits that it allowed to know the tasks of taking care and the family caregiver list, the necessities, motivations, the relatives' difficulties of patient depressive from an evolutionary perspective.

Palabras clave : Depression; family list; family caregiver overload emotional; nursing.

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