El confort de la persona mayor residente en una institución de larga permanencia

Teresa Silveira, raquel Pereira, Carla Colaço, Cristina Marques-Vieira, Rita Marques, Patrícia Pontífice-Sousa

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares


OBJECTIVE: to explore the phenomenon of the comfort of the elderly person residing in a long-term institution.

METHOD: exploratory, descriptive study with qualitative approach. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 18 elderly people institutionalized in a long-term institution.

RESULTS: the needs of the elderly relate to changes in the health / illness, structure / functioning of the service and attitudes towards oneself and life. The comforting strategies focus on the actions of the family / significant people, on the professional intentions of nurses, and on the co-involvement of other professional actors. The meaning / meaning of the concept of comfort, as opposed to discomfort, is related to well-being / satisfaction with life, absence of symptoms, closeness to family / significant persons, self in relation to own space / the actors’ way of being / being.

CONCLUSIONS: The phenomenon of comfort constitutes the intentionality of gerontological care, and results from the identification of the real needs of the elderly person with a defined meaning in the individualization of the intervention.
Idioma originalSpanish
RevistaRevista Rol de Enfermería
Número de emissão4
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 2020