Entourage des patients âgés avec une pathologie mentale [Carers of elderly patients suffering from mental disorders]

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serval:BIB_38D3E6E98965
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
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Title
Entourage des patients âgés avec une pathologie mentale [Carers of elderly patients suffering from mental disorders]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Desbaillets M., Ebbing K., Giardini U., Kohler M.C., Justiniano I., Mayemba M., von Gunten A.
ISSN
1660-9379[print], 1660-9379[linking]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2010
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
6
Number
244
Pages
770-773
Language
french
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Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Mental disorders in the elderly lead their families to stand in and adopt a variety of roles before institutional care takes over. These pathologies carry a high risk of suffering for families and distress for professional caregivers. Thus, the psychological burden endured by the proxies of an elderly depressed patient, or of one who has committed suicide, or of patient suffering from dementia needs special attention and, in some cases, professional care. The discussion of these paradigmatic situations in this manuscript will be extended by a paragraph on specific stakes raised by alcoholic patients living in nursing homes. It will stress the complexity and requirements of professionalism when approaching the familial and professional circle of the elderly psychiatric patient.
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