The different ways of care: Is there a general rule to follow?

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This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Jessica Thayssa Ferreira de Almeida, a medical student at the University for the Development of the Pantanal Region (UNIDERP), Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on the topic, nor The European Sting’s one.


The home care practice is part of a Brazilian policy that promotes the care complement adopted in hospitals or even in basic health units. Of course, the epidemiological profile, as well as family constitutions, has changed over the years and with this in view, it will be possible to analyze the impacts that these modifications have had on users’ lives and health professionals. This way, it will be possible to understand both the complementarity of these forms of care as well as the desirable profiles for good health professionals.

Some of these changes have come about through the advent of technology that has led to democratization in accessing much information that was difficult in the past. In addition, all of this machinery has also brought a breakthrough in the most forcefully and evidence-based medicine and care that is currently shared from around the world. Obviously, there are many nuances that interfere with user care. Each healthcare professional has specific functions and different ways of look according to their education and that is why they complement each other to give the patient integral care.

The care adopted in the home environment provides comfort to the patient because they are close to their relatives. Generally, this is the most appropriate way to maintain a healthy and continuous routine, thus increasing the chances of adherence to treatment. In addition, the biomedical model has been showing its inefficiency and, as a result, family health strategies have been adopted to reduce both health problems and prevent and promote health. It is evident that in the hospital environment, outpatient or even in-home care, the best way is to prevent because it brings benefits not only to the health of the population but also to the economy of a country.

The interaction between health professionals and users is also very important for a good relationship, a great therapy and the results obtained. Of course, the care indicated by doctors who do not arouse the trust of their patients is doomed to fail. Furthermore, it is extremely important that the health care worker knows how to adjust their language so people of different educational levels can understand the treatment need and the benefits to be obtained from the decisions taken.

So, it can be said that this issue is multifaceted and depends on several aspects evidenced above and all forms of care are equally important as long as they respect the indication and individual need. Thus, there is no mathematical formula that can define the best care to be taken or even all the qualities desired by a good health professional, but all should be evaluated based on objective premises within the subjectivity that permeates the medical care.

About the author

Ms. Jessica Thayssa Ferreira de Almeida is currently a medical student at the University for the Development of the Pantanal Region (UNIDERP), Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. She holds a degree in business administration from the Technical
School Support Foundation (FAETEC). She is in the second year of university and research on the impacts of primary care on the lives of patients.

 

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