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Repercussões sociais vivenciadas pela pessoa idosa com úlcera venosa. / Repercussões sociais vivenciadas pela pessoa idosa com úlcera venosa. / Social repercussions experienced by elderly with venous ulcer.

Aguiar, Aline Cristiane de Sousa Azevedo; Sadigursky, Dora; Martins, Lucas Amaral; Menezes, Tânia Maria de Oliva; Santos, Alana Libânia de Souza; Reis, Luana Araújo Dos.
Rev Gaucha Enferm; 37(3): e55302, 2016 Oct 31.
Artigo em Português, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27849283

Objective:

Understand the social consequences experienced by elderly affected by venous ulcers.

Methodology:

descriptive and exploratory study with a qualitative approach carried out in 2012 with eight participants at a physiotherapy clinic in the state of Bahia. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed through Bardin's thematic content analysis.

Results:

They showed that elderly patients with venous leg ulcers have become victims of prejudice, discrimination and have experienced embarrassment and shame in their daily routines because of the chronic wounds in their bodies, which makes than different from other people. Final considerations the presence of chronic wounds has social implications and is associated to a human suffering process. Thus, dealing with older people with venous leg ulcers requires technical and scientific skills, as well as whole and humanized care by the nursing staff.
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