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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem

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SOUZA, Káren Mendes Jorge de et al. Delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in prisons: the experience of incarcerated patients. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1, pp. 17-25. ISSN 0104-0707.

This study analyzed the causes of delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in the prison system, according to the experience of incarcerated patients. The theoretical and methodological framework of the French school of discourse analysis was used, which seeks to comprehend the processes of meaning production, in the relationship of language with ideology and the development of subjects in their positions. Semi-directed interviews were conducted with seven incarcerated tuberculosis patients in a hospital of João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil, between August and October 2009. The delay in the diagnosis of tuberculosis was related to the naturalization of the lack of care for the prisoner, to the interpretation of the prison as a place of death and suffering and to the deprivation of the right to health for the detainees as a result of their position in the asymmetric power relationships and ideological effects.

Palabras clave : Tuberculosis; Prisons; Diagnosis.

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