Hospitalized Elderly: Understanding about Their Rights

  • Débora Rodrigues Alves de Lima Nurse, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care at the Federal University of Paraíba – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Patrícia Serpa de Souza Batista Nurse, Doctor in Education, Professor of the Postgraduate and Graduate Nursing Program at the Federal University of Paraiba, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Indiara Carvalho dos Santos Platel Nurse, Master in Nursing at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Wiliana Aparecida Alves de Brito Fernandes Nurse, Master’s Student of the Postgraduate Nursing Program at the Federal University of Paraiba - UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Priscilla de Freitas Farias Nurse at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Jessyka Cibelly Minervina da Costa Silva Nurse, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care at the Federal University of Paraíba – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Zirleide Carlos Felix Nurse, Master in Nursing at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB. Professor of Graduate Nursing Program at the Higher Education Institute of Paraiba, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Mirelle Bomfim Simões Nurse at the João Pessoa University Center – UNIPÊ, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Thayana Jovino Borja Nurse at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
  • Irany Carvalho da Silva Nurse at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Abstract

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.

Published
Nov 22, 2016
How to Cite
LIMA, Débora Rodrigues Alves de et al. Hospitalized Elderly: Understanding about Their Rights. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, nov. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1901>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2141.
Section
Global Health & Health Policy

Keywords

Elderly; Hospitalization; Patient Rights.