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The vision from the family members of a pschyatric hospital users about home visit

Visão de familiares de usuários de um hospital psiquiátrico sobre a visita domiciliar
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Oliveira, Elias Barbosa de; Mendonça, Jovana Lucia Schettini

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Abstract Objective: This study aimed in understanding the vision from the family members of a pschyatric hospital users about home visit in mental health. Method: Descriptive qualitative study on the basis of semi structured interview technique, carried out in 2007. Fourteen families, users of a public psychiatric hospital in Rio de Janeiro, RJ,Brazil, participated. Results: The family front of the emotional, social and economic overburden, consequent of the patient relapsed has reported feeling as frustration, stress and helpless confirming the importance of the home visit as a therapeutic resource due the necessity of support and orientations to face the related problems. Conclusion: The vision from the family members about home visit in mental health is a therapeutic resource that contributes to prevention of crises and relapsed of the patient minimizing psychological distress and social isolation of the group.
Keywords mental health; psychiatry; therapy; family; public health services; mental illness; caregiving; family member; Brazil
Classification Psychological Disorders, Mental Health Treatment and Prevention
Free Keywords home visit
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3531-3538
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence