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The dialogic life-death in care delivery to adolescents with cancer

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Menossi, Maria Jose [1] ; da Costa Zorzo, Juliana Cardeal [1] ; Garcia de Lima, Regina Aparecida [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Med Ribeirao Preto, Hosp Clin, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Enfermagem Ribeirao Preto, WHO Collaborating Ctr Nursing Res Dev, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem; v. 20, n. 1, p. 126-134, JAN-FEB 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 5

This study aims to understand the experience of adolescents with cancer, family and the health team regarding death in the healthcare context, in the light of Edgar Morin's proposed theoretical framework of complexity. Participants were 12 adolescents, 14 relatives and 25 health professionals. The interview was used for data collection. The discussion of data was guided by the dialogic life-death in the context of care to adolescents with cancer. It was observed that the singularity in the way the adolescent experiences time and faces death and the possibility that the family will lose a loved one may not be in accordance with the care the health team offers, considering structural, organizational and affective aspects. It is not enough for the team just to rationally make choices on the use of diagnostic-therapeutic devices, in line with predefined moments in the disease. Instead, a contextualized and sensitive understanding of each situation is needed. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 08/08556-0 - The terapeutic diagnostic itinerary of children and adolescents with cancer
Grantee:Regina Aparecida Garcia de Lima
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants