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Index de Enfermería

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QUINOZ GALLARDO, Mª Dolores. Could produce the immigrant caregiving an intercultural change?. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2-3, pp.93-96. ISSN 1132-1296.

The Care is a complex activity, in evolution, and which produce new working opportunities for immigrant woman. This fact, and different care models, are different among cultures and we must to know them. Objetives: to characterize immigrant caregivers in a concrete population, to know if cultural differences are impediment for an adequate care. We use qualitative methodology based in interviews with open answers. The caregivers analyzed results to be all Latin-American woman. The house cleaning, cooking and management of chronic patients with specific cares, were difficult to learn, furthermore, the particular linguistic expression was another problem for the caregiving. The lack of knowledge of traditions no was problem for the caregivers. The caregivers had scarce qualification for dependent elders with associated pathologies, and they demand specific training. Overall, the caregivers perceive that they are well estimated, with an emotional and intercultural change between inmigrant caregivers and dependent elders. Notwithstanding, their differences must be knew for a adequate care.

Palabras clave : Culture; Elder; Immigrant caregiver.

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