Hospitalized Elderly: Understanding about Their Rights
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the understanding of the elderly about their rights as hospitalized individuals and to find out about their rights by health professionals. Methods: This is an exploratory qualitative research conducted among 20 hospitalized elderly, developed at the Medical Clinic Unit of the University Hospital Lauro Wanderley, the Federal University of Paraíba, located in the city of João Pessoa-PB. The empirical material was collected using semi-structured interview technique and analyzed using the Content Analysis Technique. The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee of CAAE N 38746614.9.0000.5183. Results: The interpretative analysis of the interviews enabled the construction of two categories: Senior hospitalized citizens understanding about their rights and Rights respected by professionals to assist the elderly. Conclusion: We conclude that the elderly showed know about their rights they enjoy and that professionals seek to provide a humane and dignified care, respecting the rights of hospitalized elderly. It is expected that the data can support further researches about the subject.
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