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CASTANHA, Alessandra Ramos; MACHADO, Alcyone Artioli  e  FIGUEIREDO, Marco Antonio de Castro. Conseqüências biopsicossociais do acidente ocupacional com material biológico potencialmente contaminado: perspectiva de pessoas do convívio íntimo do profissional da saúde. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.1, pp. 65-84. ISSN 1516-0858.

Introduction: Considering the subjective aspects of the occupational accident with biological material potentially contaminated (BMPC), some studies has pointed to the emotional disturb caused by the accident. However, those consequences still need to be analyzed in a permanent way, also in what refers to the forerunners situations, the subjective experience of the accident and to the possible implication of this fact at employee’s social and family life. Objective: To investigate the repercussion of the accident with BMPC on people in close life experience (relatives, love relationship and very close friends) to the health professionals that suffered that kind of accident. Methods: This research was developed at Occupational Accidents on Health Care Workers Ambulatory at Hospital of Clinics at Ribeirão Preto´s Medicine School - USP (HCRPMS-USP). The sample corresponds to 13 people from close life experience of the care worker. To gain the database were used semi-structured interviews and was adopted the criteria of saturation to define the size of the sample. The emergent contents were analyzed through the method of characterizing and content analysis developed by Bardin. This study was fulfilled by considering ethics aspects that concern to researches involving human beings. Results: Among the mainly results, came up two consequences of the accident with BMPC, by the perspective of people from close life experience of the care worker. The first of then refers to the physiological consequences (collaterals from the prophylaxis e clinical-laboratorial assistance). The second one pointed to psychosocial aspects (changes in day-to-day, contamination risks, expectation about the exams, reaction to the news, angry, family support and reevaluation of the career). Conclusion: The detected bio-physiological consequences let evidences that occupational exposition to biological material potentially contaminated has influences in social and family life, configuring an approach between contexts. The social and personal spaces are invaded in a disordered way by the impact of the accident.

Palavras-chave : Consequences; Work-related accident; Biological risk; HIV; Hepatitis C..

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