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Psychological care for the human reproduction physician: a distinct clinical setting

Health professionals have to deal with human suffering, even if they don't deal directly with interventions in the psychology area. This study was based on Psychoanalysis, with the aim of understanding the aspects of human suffering which emerge with doctors in the exercise of their work with assisted human reproduction, considering the collective model concerning the difficult situations that they have to deal with in their clinics. Twenty-two doctors working in hospitals and clinics in the state of São Paulo, in both private and public facilities, volunteered to participate, ignoring sex, age and time since graduation. The Drawing and Storytelling thematic was used as the dialogical procedure. The interview was characterized as a special situation with the expression and communication of emotions generated in sessions related to the proposed theme. It was found that there was a need for the proposition of facilitating spaces for emotional expression, promoting the containment of human suffering and the occurrence of the transforming life reflection experiences of reality.

Clinical psychological care; Psychoanalytic research; Human reproduction; Suffering work

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