Relatório apresentado ao Instituto de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Católica

  • Maria da Graça Pinto de Magalhães Correia Barbedo (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This work comes under the Report discipline, included in the curriculum of the MastersDegree in Nursing Specialization in Community Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences atthe Catholic University of Porto. This report aims to demonstrate the development ofcapabilities and skills in problem identification and reasoning made and actions taken,and to highlight the personal and professional growth in the context of probation. It alsolists the skills developed through the activities performed.Associated with old age comes the role of caregiver that mainly arises from the family.The performance of the family care for dependent family caregiver was established asan essential task, leading to overload, because there is no preparedness for this task aswell as the presence of family ties raises issues relating to family functioning, eitherwith regard to its functionality, either to its dynamicsCaring for the caregiver is a responsibility and should be a concern for all of us as wellas policy makers. The family caregivers represent new challenges for society, being therole of nurses developing skills to ensure an effective and appropriate response. Here arises the project "Caring for the carers" which claims to be a place where the caregiver will have access to training and information, with the involvement of nurseswho will provide home care to their dependents.
Date of Award2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorNorminda Gomes Vale Magalhães (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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