International Journal of Communications and Networks


Challenges in patient care assistance in palliative care

Research article of International Journal of Communications and Networks Challenges in patient care assistance in palliative care Barbosa, S.L.E.S1; Vasconcelos, L.G2; Carvalho, D.N3; Alves, I.D.OG4; Santana, M.J.S5; Passos, P.M6 1Enfermeira Residente do Programa de Saúde do Adulto e do Idoso no Hospital Universitário de Aracaju; 2 Assistente Social Residente do Programa de Saúde do Adulto e do Idoso no Hospital Universitário de Aracaju; 3 Fonoaudiólogo Residente do Programa de Saúde do Adulto e do Idoso no Hospital Universitário de Aracaju; 4Nutricionista Residente do Programa de Saúde do Adulto e do Idoso no Hospital Universitário de Aracaju; 5Fisioterapeuta Residente do Programa de Saúde do Adulto e do Idoso no Hospital Universitário de Aracaju 6 Psicóloga Residente do Programa de Saúde do Adulto e do Idoso no Hospital Universitário de Aracaju Introduction: Palliative care is an approach to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing a life-threatening illness.1 To achieve this goal, the interdisciplinary team needs to work in the process of mourning, prevention and relief of suffering, impeccable treatment of pain and other symptoms, be they physical, psychosocial and spiritual. It is a complex approach and needs a strengthened health care team that provides holistic care without value judgments, respecting the diverse beliefs and ways of coping with illness. Objective: To describe the experience of a resident nurse within the multidisciplinary team in the care of a patient in palliative care. Methodology: This is an experience report of a resident nurse during the assistance to palliative care in the inpatient unit of a university hospital in northeastern Brazil. The nurse worked with a multiprofessional team, in the first year of residence, consisting of psychologist, physiotherapist, speech therapist, nutritionist, pharmacist, social worker and dentist. Results and Discussion: There were several challenges encountered during the care, noting: The non-existence of ...

To improve the communication between companion and patient, companion and team

Research article of International Journal of Communications and Networks To improve the communication between companion and patient, companion and team Ramos, M.F.L1, Macêdo, E.F.T2, Brito, J.S3 1Psicóloga do Serviço de Oncologia do Hospital das Clínicas da UFPE; 2Assistente Social do Serviço de Oncologia do Hospital das Clínicas da UFPE; 3Terapeuta Ocupacional do Hospital das Clínicas da UFPE; Introduction: Multidisciplinary intervention with a group of followers of the oncology ward of a school hospital in Recife. During the internment, the anxieties that emerge are broad and complex, permeated by intense feelings like fear, insecurity, anger, revolt and sadness. This symptomatology is natural from the moment of crisis, rupture, (re) adaptation, which exposes the human being in his greatest weaknesses, anxieties and anxieties. Objectives: To provide a space of collective care through the exchange of experience, expression and resignification; to improve the communication between companion and patient, companion and team; provide information and guidance that facilitates the organization of the care routine. Methodology: The meeting took place weekly from the invitation made by the team. The group started with the presentation of the facilitators and then the presentation of the companions who said their name, the patient who was accompanying and had some degree of kinship with the same. This group was open, heterogeneous, educational and therapeutic, depending on the demand brought by the companions during the individual visits during the week. Results: Emotional strengthening of the rights and duties of the companions, and choice of coping strategies more effective. Conclusion: Extended and interdisciplinary care based on the knowledge of the needs of the companions for better patient care. Keywords: companions, therapeutic group, communication ...

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