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From social representations of old age to experiences: impact on support in old people house.

Abstract : Quantitative and qualitative study carried out in 11 old people houses from Limousin and Reunion island. 50 interviews conducted (and recorded) with the elderly, health professionals and health students. Primary objective  Contribute to the improvement of knowledge about social representations and experiences of old age among (i) health professionals, (ii) health students and (iii) the elderly. Secondary objective 1. To study the health professional representations of the professional practices with the elderly. 2. To study the student representations of the professional practices with the elderly 3. To study integration, organization, housing, concept of isolation, place of the family, proposed activities among elderly living in old people house, Following the analysis, the central themes discussed are:  Life before entry/Reason for entry in old people house– Choice/period of integration  Importance of lifestyle/history of life/Wealth  Motivation to work with the elderly  Benefits of the elderly for health professionals  Dependency/autonomy/liberty ratio  Relationship: family/health professionals, the elderly/families  Relation to the body  Representations of the old people house  Activities in old people house  Relation to time  Experiences lived by the elderly (rules, liberties, exits) Expected benefits A better understanding of social representation, experiences of old age in old people house. To our knowledge, no study has described the social representations of the health students on the elderly during their studies. The results of this research will allow us to discuss about the role, the place of the elderly and health professionals in this structures. Finally, suggestions for areas of improvement will be suggested for the support of the elderly.
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Soumis le : mardi 19 décembre 2017 - 11:35:07
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Pascale Beloni, Benoît Marin, Catherine-Marie Dubreuil. From social representations of old age to experiences: impact on support in old people house.. Journée GEIST - Facultés de Médecine et de pharmacie , Dec 2017, Limoges, France. ⟨hal-01667292⟩



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