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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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AVANCI, Rita de Cássia; FUREGATO, Antonia Regina Ferreira; SCATENA, Maria Cecília Morais  and  PEDRAO, Luiz Jorge. Nurse-patient help relation after suicide attempt. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2009, vol.5, n.1, pp. 1-15. ISSN 1806-6976.

This study aimed to present an analysis of a therapeutic relation between nurse and patient following suicide attempt. Patient hospitalized in Emergency Unit due to caustic soda ingestion. Care interaction according to the humanist model was taped and transcribed. The analysis presented four stages: 1) The exam: The nurse listened to the patient and stimulated expression, clarifying technical procedures. An empathic process of trust was initiated; 2) Homesickness: Patient expressed feelings regarding home and family; 3) Suicide Attempt: Verbalized her experience (suicide attempt), perceiving her participation and performing self-reflection; 4) The daily routine: Expressed other feelings in her daily routine.

Keywords : Psychiatric nursing; Suicide; Interpersonal relations; Care.

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