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AZEVEDO, Adriano Valério dos Santos; CREPALDI, Maria Aparecida  and  MORE, Carmen Leontina Ojeda Ocampo. The family in the context of hospitalization: a systematic revision. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.3, pp.772-799. ISSN 1808-4281.

The research aimed to present a bibliometric study of scientific articles about the family in the context of hospitalization. From queries in databases (Lilacs, Medline, IBECS, PsycINFO, Wiley Interscience, Pubmed, Web of Science) was able to select the empirical studies published between 2007-2012. Categories were built to analyze these studies: family and child hospitalized, family and adult hospitalized, family and elderly hospitalized. These studies emphasize the family experience, evaluation of the levels of stress and coping strategies, and relationship team of health and family. The studies highlight changes that occur in family dynamics on the disease situation and hospitalization of a member. There is a need for comprehensive care family of hospitalized patients to promote the acceptance and minimize the suffering caused by the process of hospitalization. These results of research on families of hospitalized patients build proposals for evaluation and psychological intervention.

Keywords : family; internment; children; caregivers; family life cycle.

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