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Fátima Ferretti ;Acta Paulista de Enfermagem 2017, 30 1

Autor: Angela Brustolin

Fuente: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=307050739008_2


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Acta Paulista de Enfermagem ISSN: 0103-2100 ape@unifesp.br Universidade Federal de São Paulo Brasil Brustolin, Angela; Ferretti, Fátima Itinerário terapêutico de idosos sobreviventes ao câncer Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, vol.
30, núm.
1, enero-febrero, 2017, pp.
47-59 Universidade Federal de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=307050739008 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Original Article Therapeutic itinerary of elderly cancer survivors Itinerário terapêutico de idosos sobreviventes ao câncer Angela Brustolin1 Fatima Ferretti2 Keywords Neoplasms; Aged; Life change events; Health systems Descritores Neoplasias; Idoso; Acontecimentos que mudam a vida; Sistemas de saúde Submitted October 12, 2016 Accepted January 30, 2017 Corresponding author Angela Brustolin Sete de Setembro street, 1621, 99700-000, Erechim, RS, Brazil. angelabrustolin@yahoo.com.br Abstract Objective: To identify the therapeutic itinerary of elderly cancer survivors since detection of signs and symptoms until the end of treatment. Methods: Qualitative research with four elderly cancer survivors (two prostate cancer and two breast cancer patients), two men and two women aged between 73 and 81 years.
Data collection was carried out through interviews developed in five visits to the collaborator’s households and with duration of 15 hours on average. Thematic content analysis was used. Results: The journey experienced by the elderly starts with the discovery of signs and symptoms; the course towards the diagnosis in the Health System; the confirmation of cancer; surgery and chemotherapy and the inclusion of complementary and alternative practices in the itinerary. Conclusion: The health ca...





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