Itinerario terapéutico informado por familiares de personas con mesotelioma: Estudios de casos múltiples

Translated title of the contribution: Therapeutic itinerary revealed by the family members of individuals with mesothelioma: Multiple case studies

Fátima Denise Padilha Baran, Nen Nalu Alves Das Mercês, Leila Maria Mansano Sarquis, Luciana Martins Da Rosa, Carolina Mensi, Christiane Brey

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Abstract

Objective: To describe the therapeutic itinerary revealed by the relatives of individuals with mesothelioma. Method: A multiple case study with a qualitative approach. Six family members of the cases occurred in the state of Paraná (Brazil). Data was collected from medical records and interviews between January and July 2016 and submitted to comparative and content analysis, supported by the Health Care System framework. Results: Seven categories emerged from the data: Acknowledgment of the illness; Popular care and the attempt to escape from the illness; The popular subsystem directs to the professional subsystem; Professional subsystem: Unraveling the mystery of the disease; Family: Care supremacy; Religion: Hope and encouragement; and Disease due to mesothelioma from the perspective of the family member. Conclusion: The therapeutic itinerary was built from early symptoms detection and common sense practices. The family was the central unit of care; the professional subsystem, with the challenge of diagnosing the disease, and religion, which represented the person’s and family members’ hope. Studying the topic can contribute to improve the planning of the health actions promoted to individuals with mesothelioma, from the diagnosis process, treatment to death.

Translated title of the contributionTherapeutic itinerary revealed by the family members of individuals with mesothelioma: Multiple case studies
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere20170571
JournalTexto e Contexto Enfermagem
Volume28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Attitude to health
  • Case studies
  • Family relationships
  • Health care
  • Mesothelioma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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