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CUEVAS-CANCINO, J.J.  y  MORENO-PEREZ, N.E.. Psychoeducation: Nursing intervention to the family in its role of care provider. Enferm. univ [online]. 2017, vol.14, n.3, pp.207-218. ISSN 2395-8421.


Attention to persons suffering from mental illnesses has been addressed as a health problem which affects the world population. The corresponding management has been, mainly, through the psychiatry which in turn has pivoted on psychoeducation which arises at the end of the XX century as a process where a health professional provides information to the family on the origin, evolution, and treatment of the mental illness. Related studies have reported diverse results and thus, the identification of the efficacy of psychoeducational interventions directed to care providers is here aimed.


The model of psychoeducation presents a form to make suggestion to address stressful events which occur in daily living and which are difficult to solve by the individual in a role of care provider. When a family member becomes sick, another member becomes a care provider who requires precise information on the issue. Nursing uses health education, including psychoeducation, as a tool to share information with both individuals and groups thus providing integral care. From the reviewed articles, those which considered a family member as a care provider and the psychoeducation as the addressing strategy were selected.


The review allowed the identification of psychoeducation as an optimal tool to perform interventions on the family and the care provider.

Palabras llave : Psychoeducation; Caregivers; Role; Family; Intervention studies; Mexico.

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