Filho, João Batista Silva; Ferreira, Adriana Gomes Nogueira; Oliveira, Eliany Nazaré; Freitas, Cibelly Aliny Lima Siquiera; Nogueira, Juliana Gomes; do Amaral, Fabiane Gubert
March 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Mar2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p281
Academic Journal
Objective: to analyze surveys, available electronically, addressing the evaluation of families with a member with mental illness in the period 2000 to 2010. Methodology: this is a literature search in databases: LILACS, SciELO and BDENF. Inclusion criteria were considered studies that focused on assessment of families, published in English in the period 2000-2010, which had the subject of healthcare professionals and family members of clients with mental illness. Results: the survey with the word Calgary and the descriptors Family Relations and Mental Patients selected nine articles. These studies, most were qualitative studies, which reported the importance of social rehabilitation of the person with mental disorder. The articles analyzed culminated in four themes, which addressed the Psychiatric Reform, living with a mental patient, family burden and the contribution of health professionals to the family of the mental patients. Conclusion: this study indicates the need for nursing to promote more studies focused on evaluation of families with members with mental suffering, based on Calgary model - that according to the analyzed material proves to be a valid and reliable instrument for care in the family. Descriptors: family relationships; mental patients; nursing.


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