Informal and formal care of older people with dependency

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Informal and formal care of older people with dependency

We investigate psychosocial aspects of care, considering both the perspective of those who care for dependent elderly people and contextual factors, to design an evaluate suitable interventions for formal and informal carers and older people.

Objectives

a. Determine what are the needs and positive aspects of care from the perspective of informal and formal carers of dependent older people.

b. Design interventions focused on enhancing the positive aspects and reducing the needs indicated by informal and formal carers that allow them, on one hand, to carry out a better care work; and on the other, to improve their well-being and quality of life, indirectly benefitting the older person.

Head Researchers

Claudia Miranda Castillo

PhD in Aging and Mental Health at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom. Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB).

Alejandra Ximena Araya

PhD in Nursing Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. Professor at the School of Nursing, Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB), and member of the PhD in Nursing Science Faculty at UNAB.

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Students

Thamara Tapia

Psychologist, Master in Aging from INTA (Universidad de Chile), MSc from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (United States), and PhD student in Behavioral Science and Health at University College London (United Kingdom).

María Ignacia Azócar

Clinical psychologist for adults. Master in Dementia, University College London (UCL) and Phd student in Psychiatry, UCL.

Alba Lozano

Nurse, Master in Nursing, and student of the Doctorate in Nursing Science, Andrés Bello University.

Solange Vallejos

Nurse, Master in Strategic Management of Health Establishments, and PhD student in Nursing Science at Andrés Bello University.

Paula Vega

Nurse, Master in Nursing clinical mention, and student of the PhD in Nursing Science from the Andrés Bello University.

Beatriz Carrasco

Nurse, Master in Family Health and PhD student in Nursing Science, Andrés Bello University. Teaching nurse at the Arturo Prat University, Iquique.

María Camila Guillén

Master student in Health Psychology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her dissertation focuses on needs in the area of mental health of informal caregivers of older people with moderate dependence.

María Fernanda Cerda Diez

Journalist, Bachelor of Philosophy, Master’s in Intercultural Communication, Master’s in Public Health, and a student in the Ph.D. program in Communication at Universidad de los Andes. Currently conducting research on digital literacy for older people in Chile.

Natalia Zipper

Bachelor of Anthropology with a specialization in Social Anthropology from the Universidad de Chile. Currently an undergraduate student.

Lorena Martínez

Bachelor of Speech Therapy, Master’s in Language Intervention and Research, and Master’s in Neurology Speech Therapy. Currently a doctoral student in Psychology, Health, and Quality of Life at the Universidad de Girona.

Rodrigo Aros

Psychologist and student in the Master’s program in Clinical Psychology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Maite Barrera

Speech therapist and student in the Master’s program in Neuropsychology of Cognitive Disorders in Older Adults, Universidad de Valparaíso.

Arturo Flores

Bachelor in Speech Therapy, Master in Vocal Intervention Strategies, and Master in Primary Health Care Management. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Health, Disability, Dependency, and Well-being at Universidad de Murcia.

Nicolás Cisternas

Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Geropsychology. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Geropsychology, Universitat de Valencia.

Rosario Espinoza

Psychologist with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Sciences Research. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Preventive Medicine at the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University, London.