Therapeutic Actions Promoted To Terminal Patient: Professional Experience At Home Care Service
Objective: to investigate the experience of professionals in a Home Care Service with regard to the therapeutic actions promoted to the patient in terminal illness. Method: exploratory research with qualitative approach, guided by the Reporting Qualitative Research – COREQ, held from February to May 2015, in the Home Care Service of a Northeast capital city, in Brazil. The participants were 20 higher level professionals, members of the Multidisciplinary Teams of Home Care. Data were collected through interview technique. Results: from the analysis, it emerged two categories: "Therapeutic actions directed to the biological needs of the terminally ill to promote comfort and quality of life" and "Therapeutic actions promoted to meet the psychosocial and spiritual needs of terminally ill". Conclusion: the interventions highlighted by the professionals were essential to meet the biological, psychosocial and spiritual needs, and reduce the suffering of the terminally ill stigma in the home context.
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