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A atuação do Serviço Social junto a pacientes terminais: breves considerações Social Services' practices towards terminal patients: brief considerations

By Andréa Branco Simão, Fernanda dos Santos, Liane de Freitas Oliveira, Renata Aline dos Santos, Rita Colen Hilário and Suélem Cabral Caetano

Abstract

A forma de encarar a morte modificou-se ao longo do tempo e, atualmente, este acontecimento causa certo pavor. Esse sentimento de pavor pode se agravar no caso de pacientes terminais, pois, além de terem que enfrentar uma gama de dificuldades relativas à doença que possuem, passam a lidar constantemente com a questão da morte. Neste contexto, embora o papel do assistente social seja fundamental, ele ainda é pouco conhecido e as reflexões sobre as possibilidades e limites de atuação dos profissionais junto a pacientes terminais permanecem escassas. Diante disso, o objetivo deste artigo é trazer à tona algumas considerações sobre o papel do assistente social junto a esses indivíduos.<br>The way to face death has changed over time, and currently this event causes fear, which may be worse in the case of terminal patients, because, besides having to face a range of difficulties related to their diseases, they also have to deal constantly with the issue of death. In this context, although the role of a social worker is essential, it is still scarcely known, and the reflections on the possibilities and limits of the social worker's expertise with terminal patients remain rare. Considering that, the purpose of this paper is to bring to light some thoughts about the social worker's role with these individuals

Topics: Morte, Paciente terminal, Serviço Social, Death, Terminal patient, Social Work, Social sciences (General), H1-99, Social Sciences, H, DOAJ:Social Sciences, Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology, HV1-9960
Publisher: Cortez Editora Ltda
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S0101-66282010000200009
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:4457848b231e49a9bc55fc59d315b7de
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