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Communication difficulties of healthcare professionals and family caregivers of HIV infected patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Patient education and counseling
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
3
Pages
213–222
Identifiers
PMID: 12088599
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The family caregivers of HIV infected patients play a growing role in the support of the everyday life of their patient. Being more and more involved in different aspects of counselling and care-giving, they become the partner of the healthcare professionals who take care of the patient. It is nowadays well known that communication between healthcare professionals and patients is complex. So communication is between healthcare professionals and family caregivers, as our survey aims at demonstrating. Both the family caregivers and the healthcare professionals face difficulties and express needs and expectations that are important to meet in order to optimise the quality of care which is given to the patient.

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