Critical issues in the relationships between patient relatives and hospital staff: qualitative research based on focus group

  • Beatrice Cecchini Internal Medicine 1, USL12 Veneziana, Venice, Italy.
  • Valeria Del Longo Internal Medicine 1, USL12 Veneziana, Venice, Italy.
  • Emanuela Grandesso Internal Medicine 1, USL12 Veneziana, Venice, Italy.
  • Alessandro Gamba Internal Medicine 1, USL12 Veneziana, Venice, Italy.
  • Andrea Semplicini | andrea.semplicini@ulss12.ve.it Internal Medicine 1, USL12 Veneziana, Venice; Department of Medicine, University of Padua, Italy.

Abstract

In Italy the number of elderly patients is increasing and often a family member, also called primary caregiver (CG), assists them. The aim of this study is to describe the peculiar relationships between the family primary CG and the hospital staff, when an elderly patient is admitted to hospital, to demonstrate how this may affect his/her clinical management during the hospital stay and formulate new research projects and organizational rearrangements.

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Published
2014-01-17
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Keywords:
caregiver, focus group, frailty.
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How to Cite
Cecchini, B., Del Longo, V., Grandesso, E., Gamba, A., & Semplicini, A. (2014). Critical issues in the relationships between patient relatives and hospital staff: qualitative research based on focus group. Italian Journal of Medicine, 8(3), 182-188. https://doi.org/10.4081/itjm.2014.99