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PERES, Maria Angélica de Almeida  and  FIGUEIREDO, Nébia Maria Almeida de. LAN GROUP: Ambulatory assistance to the client in use of long acting neuroleptics - a diferent action for care in Psychiatry. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2004, vol.13, n.4, pp.535-542. ISSN 0104-0707.

The object of this study is the operative group work with psychotic clients in ambulatory treatment which are using Long-Acting Neuroleptics (LANs). This is a qualitative research and its general objective is to identify the main results of the work, that is realized by the group with the clients that are using LANs. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 08 patients that participated in the operative group for six months. As results, we observed that the psychiatric client is able to participate of this kind of activity and to make affective ties, that are very important to have a better understanding about the treatment.

Keywords : Psychiatric nursing; Outpatient clinics hospital; Psychotherapy of group.

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