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PADOIN, Stela Maris de Mello  and  SOUZA, Ívis Emília de Oliveira. Understanding fear as a mannes of disposition for women with HIV/AIDS before the (im)possibility of breast-feeding. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.3, pp.510-518. ISSN 0104-0707.

This study aimed to unveil fear as a manner of disposition for woman with Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome in daily routines of the (im)possibility of breastfeeding. This qualitative study with a phenomenological approach was developed at University Hospital in Santa Maria - RS, Brazil. Twelve interviews were conducted from September, 2004 to March, 2005. The analysis was based upon Martin Heidegger's method. The results pointed out that starting from the discovery about their serologic condition; they revealed themselves to be determined from fear in their variances of fright, horror, and terror. In conclusion, in the world of the care, there is the possibility to help them to face up to, not only their diagnosis, but also the implications of the existential movement of fear resulting from this condition, in order to develop helpful care.

Keywords : Nursing; Women's health; Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; Breast feeding.

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