Humanitude the word, a neologism created in 1980 by the Swiss Freddy Klopfenstein is then taken by Albert Jaquard on the model of "negritude" defined and invented by Aimé Césaire, and then introduced in 1989 in the field of geriatric care by the Lucien Mias.
Because all actions caregivers always refer to a philosophy of care, and Yves Gineste Rosette Marescotti their concept in 1995 christened "The philosophy of care humanitude ®. And they justify this appellation: "The humanitude includes all the features that allow a man to recognize his species, mankind, and to acknowledge another man as part of humanity. It is a recognition issue. humanitude When links have not been activated, a child becomes a wild child. In care, when a demented old man is not held in humanitude does it not become an old wild? "

Philosophy of care humanitude ® helps answer the question "What is a carer? "For Yves Gineste and Rosette Marescotti be" caring, not caring, but caring for a person. " That patient, resident, the client who has power over his life.
The caregiver is a professional whose mission is to help a person who has health problems, improve it or maintain it or to accompany that person to death.
Any time caregivers dealing with people humanely. But care is not humane care in humanitude.
Deal with behavioral problems that IN duisentles dementia, including "The heart is not enough", the professional must acquire technology, "Rules of Art" in care.

Methodology care Gineste-Marescotti, is a corpus of 150 care techniques. In order for "life skills", the authors provide tools, practices and techniques from the pillars of development humanitude (gaze, voice, touch, vertical) and the concept of "Live and die standing."

Training in the Philosophy of care humanitude ® and methodology are conducted in institutions, continuing education, by certified trainers. The 4 day session for a group of 10 students includes theoretical and practical application in acts of critical care (toileting, eating, changing, mobilizing) to individuals identified as being the hardest to take care of it.
The further education of the corpus of care practices is taught to "reference" designated by the institution.
To anchor the gains in daily practice and coach teams in the group term resources, bearer of the process is established and trained. Annual monitoring can strengthen these practices and record them without the school plan.

Training Evaluation
The network has launched a study on the impact of its training on the behavior of residents and well-being of caregivers. Caregivers described on 17 items (agitation, crying, pain, apathy ...) behavior of 111 patients with Alzheimer's disease before and after training. 83% of behaviors have been improved significantly.
The first results of this study were published in the supplement of the Journal of Geriatric June 2008.

Institutions that enrich learning through a process of continuous improvement of quality, ethical considerations and organizational measures to achieve real "living environments" that respects the rhythms and habits of the person. It is the organization of the structure that adapts to each resident, not the reverse.
It has been observed in this case the reduction of drug consumption, the turnover of staff, absenteeism, number of hospitalizations of residents (report MECSS May 2006)

Today, the challenge is to achieve include the care of Philosophy and Methodology humanitude care Gineste Marescotti ® in-service training programs for carers (carer's doctors and executives) .
The next goal is to be able to accompany this training caregivers.

Learn more
- Book: "humanitude, include old age, caring for old men - Yves Gineste and Jerome Pellissier, Armand Colin 2007
- Website of the authors and Yves Gineste Rosette Marescotti:
- Website Approved Training Organisations - Institutes Gineste-Marescotti (programs, referrals, press articles, contacts ...):-www.igm

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