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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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SIQUEIRA, Hilze Benigno de Oliveira Moura et al. Pain perception in adolescents with cancer: phenomenological research. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2015, vol.21, n.1, pp. 13-21. ISSN 1809-6867.

Adolescence is a challenging period of life, especially when it experiences a disease like cancer. This exploratory descriptive study developed at the Hospital for an inner city of São Paulo aimed to understand how adolescents with cancer perceived the pain experience. For this, the research was carried out from January to December 2010 by means of phenomenological interviews with 19 pre-adolescents and adolescents of both sexes, aged between 10 and 19 years, who underwent cancer treatment. The results showed the perception associated with significant experience of existential pain situations, as the following topics: (1) realizing the pain in connection with emotional factors; (2) clinging to painful memory of hospitalization; (3) coexisting with pain; (4) realizing the pain negatively. The adolescents with cancer understood their painful experience in multiple dimensions. Thus, is suggested that psychologists, nurses and physicians pay attention the history of life, the duration of hospitalization and the pain expression this stage of life, so that, based on the reports, health professionals may think about treatments and management strategies that can relieve your pain.

Palavras-chave : Pain; Neoplasms; Adolescent; Phenomenology.

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