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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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ALVES, Alexandre Marques. Psychologist's performance in the pediatric unit in imminence of cardiac surgery. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.13, n.3, pp. 1-18. ISSN 1983-8220.

The present article, based on the method of bibliographic literature review, aimed to identify and describe the role of the hospital psychologist in managing strategies that can prepare children with congenital heart disease and their families for the surgical procedure. The psychoprophylaxis performed by the professional aims the pre, peri and postoperative psychological preparation and enables the means for the child to face and give new meaning to the process to which it is submitted. It is noteworthy that the effectiveness of postoperative period and, consequently, the successful deinstitutionalization, is directly related to the pre-surgical psychological preparation performed by the psychologist in a triad - the child patient, his family and the healthcare team. This work is of significant importance for the understanding of the individual in the process of becoming ill and rescuing subjectivity, as well as for possible contributions to hospital professional training and performance.

Palavras-chave : Psychologist's performance; Pediatrics; Cardiopathy; Surgery in childhood.

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