Family Evaluation of Hospitalized Elderly with Encephalic Vascular Accident under Palliative Care

  • Marcella Costa Souto Duarte Centro Universitário de João Pessoa
  • Solange Fátima Geraldo da Costa Universidade Federal da Paraíba.
  • Karla Fernandes de Albuquerque Centro Universitário de João Pessoa.
  • Maria Eliane Moreira Freire Universidade Federal da Paraíba.
  • Patrícia Serpa de Souza Batista Universidade Federal da Paraíba.
  • Maria Emília Limeira Lopes Universidade Federal da Paraíba.
  • Betânia da Mata Ribeiro Gomes Universidade de Pernambuco.
  • Marta Miriam Lopes Costa Universidade Federal da Paraíba.

Abstract

Objective: evaluate the structure, the development and the functionality in families of hospitalized elderly patients with vascular encephalic accident under palliative care. Method: qualitative field research conducted with five families. Data were collected through the technique of interview, genogram and ecomap. The empirical material was analyzed in light of the Calgary Family Assessment Model. Results: it was verified that the participant families of the study retained the nuclear structure; presented low and education levels and financial difficulties. However, two families showed better economic conditions. As for the social support network, majority mentioned relatives, friends and the church. All referred to have conflictual family relationships. The family caregivers are females, specially daughters-in-law and daughters. Final Considerations: The structural, developmental and functional evaluation of the families in the study provide a space for nursing intervention in the hospital context for the families of hospitalized elderly with cerebral vascular accident.  Descritores: Relações familiares; Idoso; Cuidados paliativos. Descriptors: Family Relationships; Elderly; Palliative Care.
Published
Aug 29, 2016
How to Cite
DUARTE, Marcella Costa Souto et al. Family Evaluation of Hospitalized Elderly with Encephalic Vascular Accident under Palliative Care. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, aug. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1764>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2086.
Section
Oncology

Keywords

Family Relationships; Elderly; Palliative Care.

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