Vol. 13 No. 1 (2009): Journal of Nursing Pensar Enfermagem
Review articles

Transição para prestador de cuidados: sensibilidade aos cuidados de enfermagem*

Cármen Andrade
Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Ponta Delgada - Universidade dos Açores.

Published 2009-07-01


  • informal caregivers,
  • ntervention model of nursing,
  • qualitative and quantitative research,
  • systematic review

How to Cite

Andrade, C. . (2009). Transição para prestador de cuidados: sensibilidade aos cuidados de enfermagem*. Pensar Enfermagem, 13(1), 61–71. https://doi.org/10.56732/pensarenf.v13i1.26


About the effects associated with the transition to the care provider, the scientific evidence is already considerable; most related to the financial, physical or emotional overload associated with the provision of care and with the information needs with those
informal caregivers are encountered in the performance of paper. About the interventions implemented to better facilitate the informal caregiver’s adaptation process for paper’s performance facing a situation of unpredictability and uncertainty generated by the return at home of a dependent family member, the results are not conclusive. A systematic review of literature is made to systematize the available knowledge on the nursing interventions and results produced in informal caregiver’s transition process.

From studies located in electronic databases, online catalogs of the of Nursing Higher Schools and Universities in the country, as well as listings of theses/dissertations/ monographs af evidence for public tender, masters and doctorates (from 1995 to 2008), 7 studies were identified that responded to the criteria for inclusion/exclusion defined for the study. It was found that the majority of the developed interventions had as outbreaks the knowledge that the patient and informal caregivers have, not only in terms of pathology but also in terms of skills for the care, and stress associated with the performance of paper. The developed activities consisted in information, advice, support” training of technical skills for the care, and the development of skills for coping. With the exception of interventions focusing only on knowledge, it was possible to identify statistically significant results, particularly at the health condition of the patient and informal caregivers, quality of life and the prevention/reduction of wear and tear of informal caregivers.

It appears to be in need the development of studies that may clarify the produced impact of specially designed interventions witch should facilitate the transition process to care provider, notably through the combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods.


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