Quarterly scientific journal

Contribution of family in the care of patient in hospital

Panagiota Bellou – Mylona , Georgia Gerogianni

Abstract

Family has a significant role in hospital treatment of patients, since it can provide effective psychological and emotional support to patients undergoing treatment to hospital. Additionally, the above role of family is not only significant for adults but also for children and pregnant women, who need their husbands during their childbirth. Consequently, the medical and nursing staff need to maintain a continuous contact with parents and relatives of patients, and provide them with the appropriate information concerning the condition of their patient and the progress of the therapeutic program. This can make them capable of providing effective psychological support to their patient.

Keywords: Family, patient, hospital, family care, psychological support

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