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OLIVEIRA, Érika Arantes de et al. Psychological supportive group for caregiver of patient submitted to bone marrow transplantation. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2003, vol.4, n.4, pp. 52-62. ISSN 1677-2970.

Aiming to relief the caregiver anguish unchained by the bone marrow transplantation process, a psychological supportive group was established, at Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit at HC-FMRP-USP. This study aims to describe the group process characteristics and check its effects on caregivers. The corpus was formed by 40 sessions, developed in a period of six months and having 17 participants. These sessions were transcribed and analyzed in a qualitative approach. The results show effectiveness of the group as a psychological support resource, once the group allows caregivers to share their emotions with people who go through similar situation and in the same time they fell understood and supported by the professional staff.

Keywords : Caregiver; Bone marrow transplantation; Psychological supportive group.

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