Nursing care for families with dependent persons

Section: Revisiones

How to quote

De Diego-Cordero R, Vela-Casado J, Vega-Escaño J. La atención enfermera a las familias con personas en situación de dependencia. Metas Enferm dic 2019/ene 2020; 22(10):67-75. DOI: https://doi.org/10.35667/MetasEnf.2019.22.1003081524

Authors

Rocío de Diego-Cordero1, Jesús Vela-Casado2, Juan Vega-Escaño3

Position

1Doctora. Departamento Enfermería. Facultad de Enfermería Fisioterapia y Podología. Universidad de Sevilla 2Residente Especialidad Enfermería de Familia y Comunitaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria3Doctorando de Enfermería. Departamento Enfermería. Facultad de Enfermería Fisioterapia y Podología. Universidad de Sevilla

Contact address

Juan Vega Escaño. C/ Beatriz de Silva, 13. 41927 Mairena del Aljarafe (Sevilla).

Contact email: juanvegadue@gmail.com

Abstract

Objective: to analyze nursing care in Spain for families with dependent persons.
Methods: an integrative review of scientific literature was conducted in the following databases: PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Lilacs and Dialnet, using the strategy (nursing OR nursing care) AND (intervent* OR assistance) AND (family OR family caregivers) AND (dependent). The review included research or review studies written in English or Spanish, and published from 2011 to 2018. Three researchers conducted the subsequent screening and selection of articles.
Results: nursing interventions in families with dependent persons led to an improvement in family health, and reduced the caregiver fatigue syndrome. An early and proactive screening for caregivers is required, and conducting individualized psycho-educative techniques which are cost-efficient, such as the problem-solving technique, which will help them to accept their new role. Implementing the role of the Nurse Case Manager (NCM) will improve family health, offer an integrating vision of the family, improve communication between levels of care, and increase access to the health system.
Conclusion: nursing care lead by the NCM has changed towards an approach focused on family health, improving patient care, offering transversality and efficiency, using their own language and interventions supported by ICTs, and offering better access and empowerment to the family.

Keywords:

nursing care; family; caregivers; patient care; review.

Versión en Español

Título:

La atención enfermera a las familias con personas en situación de dependencia