[The medical social work with individuals of elderly and senile age with total loss of teeth]

Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2021 May;29(3):509-513. doi: 10.32687/0869-866X-2021-29-3-509-513.
[Article in Russian]

Abstract

The article substantiates the necessity in applying the complex approach to handle medical social problems of patients in elderly and senile age suffering of complete absence of teeth conditions the relevance of developing medical and social work with this contingent. In the complex management of patients receiving dental orthopedic care, professional social workers apply medical, psychological, pedagogical and social measures targeted to maintain their actual health. It is demonstrated that such activities can be implemented within the framework of wide network of social service organizations in cooperation with dentists.

Keywords: dental orthopedic care; medical and social work; patient with complete absence of teeth; professional social worker.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging*
  • Humans
  • Social Work*