Understanding the Role of Companions in a Circular Healthcare

Through a sample of 1,814 informants (companions and chronically-ill elderly patients) this research reinforces the relevance of the communication between companions and health professionals to improve the well-being of the elderly patient. The current health situation, with the absence of companions, has highlighted the vulnerability of these types of patients.


Ana Suárez Vázquez, Leticia Suárez Álvarez, Ana Belén Del Río Lanza, and Víctor Iglesias Argüelles (2021) ,"Understanding the Role of Companions in a Circular Healthcare", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49, eds. Tonya Williams Bradford, Anat Keinan, and Matthew Matthew Thomson, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 909-909.


Ana Suárez Vázquez, University of Oviedo
Leticia Suárez Álvarez, University of Oviedo
Ana Belén Del Río Lanza, University of Oviedo
Víctor Iglesias Argüelles, University of Oviedo


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 49 | 2021

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