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LINHARES, Shirley Ribeiro dos Santos  and  PAZ, Elisabete Pimenta Araújo. The experience of tuberculosis treatment in Family Health Units. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.2, e20190209.  Epub Feb 27, 2020. ISSN 2177-9465.


To understand the experience of patients having tuberculosis regarding the care received during treatment and their relationship with health professionals.


Phenomenological research carried out with 27 tuberculosis patients in Family Health Strategy Units in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The data were obtained through interviews analyzed by Heidegger's referential.


The analysis of the discourses evidenced that the users are disposed in the mode of being of the inauthenticity characteristic of health services; the existential fear of death dominates the daily lives of the patients and it keeps them following the treatment.

Final considerations and Implications for the practice

There is the possibility of performing a care, which integrates the technical knowledge able to dominate the way of being of professionals with the subjective dimension of those who need treatment, overcoming the ontic tradition of inauthentic care for the authentic care, which frees the other for the healing.

Keywords : Tuberculosis; Nursing; Family Health Strategy.

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