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BERGO, Maíra Frizzi da Cunha  and  PREBIANCHI, Helena Bazanelli. Emotional aspects present in the lives of amputees: a literature review. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.1, pp. 47-60. ISSN 1516-3687.

The systematization of knowledge about emotional aspects in amputation surgery situation shows itself necessary, both for preparation and professional training of psychologists who act in the area and for the patients involved. OBJECTIVE: literature review about emotional aspects in life of patients submitted to limb amputation. METHOD: literature review, prioritizing a retrospective character. The selection was made based in indexers of scientific production (PePSIC, SciELO, LILACS), covering the period 2009-2014. RESULTS: Ten studies were found so there is a scarcity of publications about the theme; the publications are majority in periodicals focused on Nursery; the studies do not include the family relations or relation doctor-patient; most of them treat about the emotional aspects of the patient during the period of postoperative. FINAL CONSIDERATION: the scarcity of works, such as the characteristics of those that already exist, point to the necessity of new and refined studies.

Keywords : amputation; psychology; emotional aspects; surgery; family.

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