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Enfermería Global

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GARCIA GONZALEZ, J. et al. Of a high-frequency user of the hospital emergency department to slave grandmother. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.21. ISSN 1695-6141.

The study aims to determine the profile of a high-frequency user of the hospital emergency department who made 299 visits in 3 years, analyzing the profile through the theoretical framework of the slave grandmother syndrome of Guijarro Morales. We conclude from analysis of the demand profile (retrospective epidemiological study) and through semi-structured interviews (qualitative descriptive study) that the patient suffers from the slave grandmother syndrome. Finally we reflect on the social implications of the syndrome.

Keywords : Slave Grandmother Syndrome; Frequent attenders; Gender role; Aging.

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