Caregiving in hospitals

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  • For many of us, the tragic events of September 11, 2001, changed everything. Those whose lives were directly touched by the loss of a loved one, a job, or a place to live were forced to rethink their goals and their lives. For the millions of us who watched the events in stunned horror from the safety of our homes that morning, the need to rethink things was gentler and yet, for many, no less insistent. We suddenly were reminded that there is no guarantee of tomorrow. As the shock was barely wearing off, millions of Americans from every walk of life responded to the events of September 11th...

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  • Martha1 is a caregiver with Likii HIV a home based care group in the Nanyuki region. She is a widow and her husband passed away in 2000, leaving her with three children. After the death of her husband, Martha became very sick and was taken to hospital where she tested positive and was put on treatment. In 2002, Martha ran away from her marital home because of stigma and discrimination, she took her children to her maternal home. Life was very difficult for her as she lived on the streets, and got her...

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  • In 2003, a man from one of the charity organizations referred Martha to Likii HIV’s Home based care group because the support she was getting was not sustainable. Lucy Njoki, a caregiver from Likii and also a woman living with HIV welcomed her and shared her story with other caregivers in the group. Caregivers contributed some money to rent a house for her and ensure that she received food daily. Caregivers also referred her to the comprehensive care unit at the district hospital where she resumed ART treatment. In 2004/2005, her health...

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  • Mistreatment of older people has been identified in facilities for continuing care (such as nursing homes, residential care, hospitals and day care facilities) in almost every country where such institutions exist. Various people may be responsible for the abuse: a paid member of the staff, another resident, a voluntary visitor, or relatives or friends. An abusive or neglectful relationship between the older person and their caregiver at home may not necessarily end once the older person has entered institutional care; the abuse may sometimes continue in a new setting.

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  • Previous interventions had been aimed at mothers of children, using participation in the WIC program as a channel for communication. The formative research and conversations with the African American community suggested that grandmothers were more frequently the chitterlings preparers and would serve as role models to younger women. Thus, the primary target audience was women who prepare chitterlings — older, African American women who, as grandmothers, are often also caregivers for infants.

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