Challenges of humanitude care methodology in assist institutionalized elderly people in pandemic times

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https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i13.21284

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Humanitude care methodology; Epidemic by the new Coronavirus (COVID-19); Health professionals; Nursing; Assistance to the elderly.

Abstract

Objectives: to know the challenges of Humanitude Care Methodology in assisting institutionalized elderly in times of pandemic. Methodology: descriptive, exploratory study with a qualitative approach with the participation of eight health professionals from different regions of Portugal, trained in HCM. Data were collected during the month of August 2020, through individual semi-structured interviews. A content analysis by Bardin (2016) was used. Results: the challenges identified were social and physical isolation, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), lack of health professionals specialized in HCM, fear of contaminating and being contaminated. Conclusion: a pandemic brought challenges to health professionals who take care of institutionalized elderly, highlighting the insecurity of ignorance, in the case of COVID-19. The HCM defines itself as an indispensable tool in elderly care, as it allows an international relationship and strengthens the bonds between the elderly and health professionals, including nursing.

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Published

19/10/2021

How to Cite

ZENEVICZ, L. T. .; MELO , R. C. C. P. de; MADUREIRA , . V. S. F. .; KOLHS , M. .; SANTOS , A. T. dos; HENRIQUES , L. V. L. .; MEIRA, M. A. .; RADTKE, M. E. B.; THOFEHRN, M. B. Challenges of humanitude care methodology in assist institutionalized elderly people in pandemic times. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 13, p. e479101321284, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i13.21284. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/21284. Acesso em: 8 dec. 2021.

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