SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.67 issue6Level of dependency and quality of life of elderlyNonverbal communication between nurses and the elderly based on the proxemics author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

Print version ISSN 0034-7167

Abstract

RISSARDO, Leidyani Karina; ALVIM, Neide Aparecida Titonelli; MARCON, Sonia Silva  and  CARREIRA, Lígia. The elderly care practices of indigenous-performance of health. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.67, n.6, pp.920-927. ISSN 0034-7167.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0034-7167.2014670609.

This research aims to understand the care practices of health professionals who assist the elderly Kaingang. It is a qualitative study, supported in ethnography, conducted by ten professionals working in primary health care in the indigenous land of Faxinal, Paraná, Brazil. The data was collected from November 2010 to February 2012 by participant observation and interviews, and analyzed based on the Transcultural Care Theory. Was identified the preoccupation of the carers practices with the medication and immunization, as well as traditional medical care. To achieve these, care professionals had strategies that implemented maintenance of older people in care. We conclude that cultural values and integrate scientific need assistance to improve the health of elderly indigenous.

Keywords : Aged; Health of Indigenous Peoples; Delivery of Health Care; Transcultural Nursing.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )