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Title: Comfort from the perspective of families of people hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit
Other Titles: Texto and Contexto Enfermagem
Authors: Menezes, Igor Gomes
Freitas, Kátia Santana
Mussi, Fernanda Carneiro
Keywords: Family;Health care;Family nursing
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: 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.
Description: p. 896-904
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/15321
ISSN: 0104-0707
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