Family Relationships Of A Crack Cocaine-Using Pregnant Women In A Brazilian Northeastern City
Background: This article aims to describe family relationships of a crack cocaine-using pregnant woman through a genogram.
Methods: A qualitative case study was carried out, in which semi-structured interviews were applied with the selected pregnant woman, three relatives and one health professional. The interviews were analysed using thematic content analysis and the results favored the construction of a genogram.
Results: The results show a nuclear family formed by slum dwellers, with too close emotional relationships among some of the members; at the same time, the existence of fragile relationships are also highlighted, but the abuse of crack cocaine was not enough to change them, Drug use changed her trajectory to move through the health system.
Conclusion: There is a need to raise awareness among health professionals about the care and monitoring of psychoactive substance users, in order to overcome barriers to access and improve the understanding about their family relations.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access and Benefits of Publishing Open Access).