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VASCONCELOS, Ana Carolina Peck  and  LEVY, Elizabeth Samuel. A psychoanalytic perspective on transitoring: caring for the end of life. Estud. psicanal. [online]. 2019, n.51, pp. 17-24. ISSN 0100-3437.

This work is a psychoanalytic study made from the perspective of the complex health scenario. It addresses the topic of oncology and palliative care at the hospital and features screenings of scenes from the film “A Life Lesson” (2001). The theme was discussed on the basis of concepts such as helplessness, anguish, transference, mourning and transience, which were approached by Freud in his work and by contemporary commentators. In this way, it was intended to investigate the psychic repercussions related to the terminality and hospitalization of the Vivian patient, as well as to analyze the mourning process of this patient in face of the imminent possibility of death. To do so, three cuts of scenes of the film were used. It was interesting in this way the perception of how the interlocution between psychoanalysis, hospital and cinema constituting a possible encounter, when unveiling the symbolic universe of the protagonist.

Keywords : Psychoanalysis; Hospital; Transitoriness; Movie theater.

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