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Escola Anna Nery

Print version ISSN 1414-8145On-line version ISSN 2177-9465

Abstract

GOMES, Ingrid Meireles et al. The support of social network in homecare. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.3, e20160062.  Epub June 07, 2016. ISSN 2177-9465.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1414-8145.20160062.

Objective:

Interpret the experience of support from the social network for people involved in homecare.

Methods:

It is a theory based on data, with 12 participating patients in homecare, members of primary and secondary social networks; conducted in the area of a Family Health Strategy Health Unit of a metropolitan city in Southern Brazil. We used semi-structured interviews for data collection and data analysis was with the Glaser method.

Results:

We staged four categories that describe the phenomenon under study "to identify the sources of support in homecare; "featuring the social networks that provide support in homecare", "it is understood as part of the social network that provides support for homecare" and "realizing changes arising from homecare".

Conclusions:

Highlighting importance of social networks in homecare, the nurse as significant social support, use of electronic resources as a source of support and need for participation.

Keywords : Home nursing; Social networking; Social support.

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