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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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COUTO, Alcimar Marcelo do; CALDAS, Célia Pereira  and  CASTRO, Edna Aparecida Barbosa de. Family caregiver of older adults and Cultural Care in Nursing care. Rev. Bras. Enferm. [online]. 2018, vol.71, n.3, pp.959-966. ISSN 1984-0446.


To analyze the experiences of family caregivers of dependent older adults, who show performance overload and emotional distress, using the Theory of Culture Care.


Qualitative study with nine caregivers of home care dependent older adults, based on Grounded Theory.


The findings allowed the identification of potentialities and frailties in the context of family home care and subsidizing the construction of a theoretical scheme resulting from the analysis of possibilities of the nursing care practice according to the culture, through the three modes of action: maintenance, adjustment and repatterning of cultural care.

Final considerations:

Respecting the cultural values and family beliefs, the nurse can help to institute mutually established changes, promoting a better quality in the nursing care relationship and a relief to the strain of the role of the caregiver.

Keywords : Caregivers; Family; Older Adult; Nursing Theory; Culture.

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