O acolhimento à família na Unidade de Terapia Intensiva: conhecimento de uma equipe multiprofissional

Martins, Josiane de Jesus; do Nascimento, Eliane Regina Pereira; Geremias, Cláudia Koch; Schneider, Dulcineia Ghizoni; Schweitzer, Gabriela; Neto, Hilário Mattioli
December 2008
Revista Eletronica de Enfermagem;2008, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p1091
Academic Journal
This exploratory descriptive study used a qualitative approach, and had the purpose to learn about the knowledge of ICU health professionals regarding family embracement. This study was performed between September and November 2007 at an ICU in southern Brazil with nursing professionals, physicians, a social worker, and an administrative employee. Data was collected through interviews, and the analysis was performed based on the Discourse of the Collective Subject (DCS). The following central themes were identified: meaning of family; family care; difficulties to take care of the family; meaning of embracement. It was evidenced that the participants' perception about family surpasses consanguinity, that family care takes place through information and guidance; that the difficulties to take care of the family are associated with the fear of attachment and lack of preparation; that embracement is understood as proximity, taking care of the other as of your own self, and being receptive. The results point at valuing family embracement as a health care technology relevant to ICU practice; however, there is a need for professional training.


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