Oral Communication

Clinical evaluation of the inaptitude : skates, difficulties and expectations of elderly people and their parents and families.

Prof Dominique GIROUXa

a Faculté de médecine, Université Laval - Québec

A questioning about the inaptitude is never easy for elderly persons in loss of autonomy and their parents and families. A qualitative study was performed with elderly persons and caregivers having accompanied a person in a process of evaluation of the need for protection. This presentation will approach the main stakes, difficulties and expectations stemming from analyses of the interviews conducted with these people.

Keywords : inaptitude, old person, occupational therapy, needs assessment