THE CALL FOR LIFE: URGENT CARE AT HOME

  • Martha Adiela Lopera Betancur Universidad de Antioquia

Abstract

Objective: to identify situations when people request urgent home care. Methodology: the ethnographic approach was used. The information was gathered with interviews and observations of adult people that received urgent attention at home, in the city of Medellín-Colombia between January of 2005 and December of 2006. Results and discussion: the people call to request urgent help when they suffer a circumstance and a necessity. Circumstance, is the event of health that alters the daily life, added to critical situations in the surroundings like self diagnosis and emotion. Necessities are individual and ask for immediate help when the circumstance looks urgent. The necessities found in this study were to have company; security, transport and tranquillity. Conclusions: the situations that push the people to request non programmed help from their house are health events that alter daily life. The circumstances and necessities are individual matters that require of that the health services provider discover and solve them.

 

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Author Biography

Martha Adiela Lopera Betancur, Universidad de Antioquia
Enfermera Universidad de Antioquia, Especialista en Docencia Universitaria. Magíster en Enfermería. Docente Universidad de Antioquia.
Published
2008-06-25
How to Cite
Lopera Betancur, M. A. (2008). THE CALL FOR LIFE: URGENT CARE AT HOME. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 26(1). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/2857
Section
ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS