José Carlos Pereira da Silva1*, José Ronivaldo Vitalino da Siva1, Sabrina Holanda Cavalcanti Nascimento1, Jacineide Maria do Nascimento1, Thais Manuella Ferreira2, Kelly Cristina do Nascimento3

Objective: To apply a health education action on the empty nest syndrome (SNV), verify its applicability in the quilombola community, as well as its peculiarities. Methodology: Conversation wheels were held in a quilombola community in the state of Alagoas, with a simplified approach taking into account the community’s lack and social inequality, using theatrical presentations, with the purpose of informing about the pathology, considering its signs and manifestations. Results: This action demonstrated in a population that is located in a quilombola community, distant from the city, making education, health and assistance very limited, so that it can lead to health education, it was very rewarding, where it was possible to pass the scientific knowledge and be able to enrich us with the knowledge of this community. Conclusion: It was notorious that the community understood and was told to identify themselves with the information about SNV. Considering the observations after the activities were carried out, the importance of health education in this community became evident, since, because it is a community far from society, with the media very limited, they are not aware of the news outside the community. It is evident that the Empty Nest Syndrome is a psychic and social problem. It is then the emergence of new strategies of care that can provide psychic and social support to this community, making it possible to avoid the loss of functionality and social isolation, factors prone to triggering suffering.

Keywords: health education, quilombo, syndrome of the empty nest

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José Carlos Pereira da Silva, José Ronivaldo Vitalino da Siva, Sabrina Holanda Cavalcanti Nascimento, Jacineide Maria do Nascimento, Thais Manuella Ferreira, Kelly Cristina do Nascimento. IN THE PAIN OF ABSENCE: EMPTY NEST SYNDROME IN A QUILOMBOLA COMMUNITY.International Research Journal of Health Education, 2019, 2:7. DOI: 10.28933/irjhe-2019-09-1205


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