Health Care Assistants in Primary Care Depression Management: Role Perception, Burdening Factors, and Disease Conception


American Academy of Family Physicians


PURPOSE In primary care, the involvement of health care assistants (HCAs) in clinical depression management is an innovative approach. Little is known, however, about how HCAs experience their new tasks. We wanted to describe the perceptions and experiences of HCAs who provided case management to patients with depression in small primary care practices.

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