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Revista da SBPH

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PORTO, Gláucia  e  LUSTOSA, Maria Alice. Health Psychology and Palliative Care. Rev. SBPH [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.1, pp. 76-93. ISSN 1516-0858.

Palliative care has as a new form of death management, ensuring, through a multi professional practice on the patient's needs, especially regarding the control of pain. Thus, relevant concepts, such as bioethics, always encompass the well-being of those who suffer like in chronic diseases. In this framework, this paper registers the pedagogical model of health psychology thowards the individuals of this scenery of pain and suffering as for the attitudes before the death, providing a better way of the patients and caregivers of solving outstanding issues and expressing their while surviving his finitude itself. His great challenge is it of allowing to a patient a life with more quality before the death itself.

Palavras-chave : Palliative care; Bioethics; Pain; Health psychology; Multiprofessional.

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