John Libbey Eurotext

Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement


Difficulties in the management of elderly migrants Volume 15, issue 4, Décembre 2017

1 Service de psychiatrie, Centre hospitalier Philippe Pinel, Amiens, France
2 UFR Sciences humaines et sociales, Philosophie, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
3 Pôle 93G15 EPS de Ville Évrard, Neuilly-sur-Marne, France
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Based on an in-depth case study, the authors of this paper highlight the difficulties faced by caregivers in the psychogeriatric care for elderly migrants. They show how both the history of emigration and the migratory experience can make this management complex. They articulate their reflection on the difficulties of diagnosis and therapeutic relationship, on the linguistic barrier around the question of old age in migration context. For the effective management of the elderly migrant, the authors suggest a strengthening of intercultural skills for caregivers.