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Conforto na perspectiva de familiares de pessoas internadas em unidade de terapia intensiva

Freitas, K.S.; Menezes, I.G.; Mussi, F.C.


K.S. Freitas

F.C. Mussi


This study aimed at understanding the meaning of comfort to the families of people in intensive care units. It consists of a
qualitative study carried out in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Salvador-Bahia. Fourteen family members were interviewed. The
authors utilized the theoretical principles of symbolic interactionism and the technique of qualitative data analysis. Results indicated
that the categories Safety, Receptiveness, Information, Proximity, Social and Spiritual Support, Convenience and Integration expressed
the meaning of comfort, which was comprised of reliability in terms of technical-scientific competence and a supportive and sensitive
attitude of the team, chance of recovery, access to information and the opportunity to be close to the patient, support of people in
their social life, spiritual sources and the environmental structure of the hospital, preservation of self-care and routine activities. It
was concluded that the family is important as objects and subjects of the actions in healthcare and must be the focus in public health policies and programs in Brazil.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012
Journal Texto e Contexto Enfermagem
Print ISSN 0104-0707
Electronic ISSN 1980-265x
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 21
Issue 4
Pages 896-904
APA6 Citation Freitas, K., Menezes, I., & Mussi, F. (2012). Conforto na perspectiva de familiares de pessoas internadas em unidade de terapia intensiva. Texto e contexto enfermagem, 21(4), 896-904
Keywords Family; Health care; Family nursing
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