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PEREIRA, Valdete Preve  and  BORENSTEIN, Miriam Süsskind. Illuminating the experiences of women suffering from psychic disturbances who live in a therapeutic residence. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2004, vol.13, n.4, pp.527-534. ISSN 0104-0707.

This is a qualitative study whose objective is to reflect upon the everyday life of women who are bearers of psychic disturbances by identifying the meanings of their existences and co-building increased opportunities for them to become citizens. The study was developed with residents of a Therapeutic Residence, linked to the Instituto de Psiquiatria de Santa Catarina, in São José/SC. The data collection was done while providing health care, according to the theory proposed by Parse. Based on the data analysis, the following meanings were identified: living together with psychic disturbances; co-constituting interrelation patterns with "others"; living together with facing and overcoming limits;co-creating possibilities for health, citizenship and quality of life; co-building the Therapeutic Residence as a space of psycho-social rehabilitation. It was concluded that living this whole process generated a change in perspective in those women, contributing to mobilize transcendencies, in the sense of allowing personal growth as a human being.

Keywords : Psychiatric nursing; Mental health; Rehabilitation centers.

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