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Desconforto de familiares de pessoas internadas na UTI

Santana Freitas, Kátia; Menezes, Igor Gomes; Mussi, Fernanda Carneiro


Kátia Santana Freitas

Fernanda Carneiro Mussi


It is a qualitative research that aimed to get to know the discomforts experienced at the daily life of relatives of people admitted at the intensive care unit (ICU). It happened on a general ICU at a public hospital, in Salvador-BA, by the second half of 2009. Nine relatives of people admitted were interviewed. The technique used was the analysis from the Grounded Theory. The results showed that the interaction of the families with the reality of life threat from the relative admitted, had as main discomfort, the discontinuity in their daily life, which was characterized by four categories: Living the distress of a possible loss, difficulties to take care of themselves, facing a separation in the family, suffering with changes in their social and professional lives. These discomforts can be minimized by the healthcare team’s effectiveness to the demands of the family and the support of its social network.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2012
Journal Esc Anna Nery
Print ISSN 1414-8145
Publisher Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 4
Pages 704-711
APA6 Citation Santana Freitas, K., Menezes, I. G., & Mussi, F. C. (2012). Desconforto de familiares de pessoas internadas na UTI. Escola Anna Nery, 16(4), 704-711.
Keywords Family; Family nursing; Comfort care; Family relations
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