Analysis of the Concept of Self-Control of Health for Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
BACKGROUND: to analyze the concept of self-control of health in the context of hemodialysis. METHODS: a concept analysis was carried out based on the Walker and Avant reference in the period of February-March 2014 in the databases Scopus, CINAHL, PubMed, LILACS and COCHRANE. RESULTS: the elaborated concept was: decision-making necessary to achieve goals for compliance with the therapeutic complex and agreement made with health professionals. Attributes: compliance with the therapeutic complex, decision-making, partnership/agreement between patient and professionals, reach goals. CONCLUSION: the concept analyzed is extensive and involves individual aspects of the patient, the therapy and the relationship between patients and professionals, with required good relationship between them so that one can achieve a goal that is shared by both of them: the pre-established target for treatment. Thus, with this knowledge, nurses can develop specific care strategies for this clientele.
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