Promoting vital involvement.

Helen Q Kivnick, Sharon A. Stoffel

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Health care for the elderly generally focuses on health problems. This approach ignores the strengths and resources that maximize a person's autonomy, integrity, and ability to make contributions to society; and it exacerbates poor health. Vital involvement practice (VIP) is an approach to caring for the elderly that emphasizes an individual's capabilities by exploring factors both internal and external to the individual. VIP is identified as a model for health care providers that will improve the health and quality of life of elderly patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-43
Number of pages4
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2002


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