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Title in Portuguese: Experiencing a traumatic spinal cord injury : analysis on the view of the theory of Watson’s transpersonal caring
Author: Carvalho, Zuila Maria de Figueirêdo
Darder, Juan Jose Tirado
Reis, Priscila Alencar Mendes
Magalhães, Samira Rocha
Maniva, Samia Jardelle Costa de Freitas
Keywords: Traumatismos da Medula Espinal
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering
Citation: CARVALHO, Z. M. F. et al. Experiencing a traumatic spinal cord injury : analysis on the view of the theory of Watson’s transpersonal caring. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, v. 6, p. 14-20, 2013.
Abstract: This is an inquiry that seeks to understand the meaning of experiencing a spinal cord injury for hos- pitalized Brazilian and Portuguese patients. A quail- tative study was achieved in two care services to spi- nal cord injury in Fortaleza-Brazil and Lisboa-Por- tugal. The subjects were 30 patients with complete spinal cord injury. The findings were obtained th- rough a semi-structured interview, which took place at different times and it was used the following guid- ing question: What does it mean for you to experience a spinal cord injury? The data were organized by Bardin technique and analysis based on the assump- tions of the theory of Jean Watson’s care. The spe- eches of the patients show a diversity of meanings such as: to lose the freedom of going and coming, sexuality and to become dependent on others. It is concluded that this situation of loss overbalances the person’s existence, which is expressed by feelings of sadness, grief, discontent, isolation, anxiety, crying, pain and emotional suffering. These feelings were ex- pressed by the two groups despite being from differ- ent cultures. The research enabled the description of multiple dimensions of the meaning of spinal cord injury. It fills the theoretical gap, not yet sufficiently addressed to the practice of caring people with spinal cord injury.
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