The Illness Experience: Palliative Care Given the impossibility of Healing

  • Margarida Maria Florêncio Dantas Universidade Católica de Pernambuco
  • Maria Cristina Lopes de Almeida Amazonas Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Abstract

This paper presents a reflection about being terminally ill and the various ways that the subject has at its disposal to deal with this event. The objective is to understand the experience of palliation for patients undergoing no therapeutic possibilities of cure. The methodology of this study has the instruments to semi-structured interview, the participant observation and the field diary, and the Descriptive Analysis of Foucault’s inspiration how the narratives of the subjects were perceived. The Results of paper there was the possibility of looking at the experience of illness through the eyes of a subject position assumed by the very sick. As conclusion we have than when choosing palliative care, the terminally ill opts for a way to feel more comfortable and resists the impositions of the medical model of prolonging life.

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Published
2016-06-01
How to Cite
Dantas, M., & Amazonas, M. (2016). The Illness Experience: Palliative Care Given the impossibility of Healing . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 50(spe), 47-53. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420160000300007
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Original Article