Discomfort experienced at the daily life of relatives of people admitted at ICU

Freitas, Kátia Santana and Mussi, Fernanda Carneiro and Menezes, Igor Gomes (2012) Discomfort experienced at the daily life of relatives of people admitted at ICU. Escola Anna Nery, 16 (4). pp. 704-711. ISSN 1414-8145

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452012000400009

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Abstract

This 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.

Keywords:family, family nursing, Comfort care, Family relations
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
College of Social Science > School of Psychology
Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:27079
Deposited On:20 Jun 2017 15:33

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