SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.15 número2Difficulties with basic and instrumental activities of daily living reported by users of a school health center in São Paulo countyGlobal coordination, postural balance, body mass index and level of physical activity: a correlational study in elderly subjects from Ivoti, RS, Brazil índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados


Revista Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia

versión impresa ISSN 1809-9823


PIEXAK, Diéssica Roggia et al. The perception of health professionals toward the care of institutionalized elderly. Rev. bras. geriatr. gerontol. [online]. 2012, vol.15, n.2, pp.201-208. ISSN 1809-9823.

OBJECTIVE: To know the meaning attributed by health professionals to the care of institutionalized elderly. METHOD: Qualitative, exploratory-descriptive research, carried out in a long-term care institution for the elderly located in central Rio Grande do Sul state. Fourteen health professionals took part in the study, including nurses, pharmacist, physiotherapist, doctor, nutritionist, and nursing technicians. Data were collected between August and September 2009, through a semi-structured questionnaire. RESULTS: Data analysis has resulted in three categories: Caring for the elderly, Realizing the multidisciplinary team, and Facing the new reality. CONCLUSION: the care of the institutionalized elderly is a growing challenge for health professionals, and it needs to be coped with through multidisciplinary work.

Palabras clave : Geriatric Nursing; Patient Care Team; Homes for the Aged; Long-term care institution for the elderly.

        · resumen en Portugués     · texto en Portugués     · Portugués ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons