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Learning prospects in the consultation for renal patients and caregivers: a phenomenological study

Harlon França de Menezes, Ann Mary Machado Tinoco Feitosa Rosas, Alessandra Conceição Leite Funchal Camacho, Flávia Silva de Souza, Benedita Maria Rêgo Deusdará Rodrigues, Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva


Aim: Understanding the repercussions of the educational actions of the nursing consultation on the life of chronic kidney patients and their caregivers. Methods: Qualitative research, using the Social Phenomenology reference. Open-ended interviews with 12 patients and their 12 caregivers were conducted in a public hospital outpatient clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. Results: The analysis of the participants' testimonies allowed the elaboration of two concrete categories of the experience lived concerning the reasons "why": Sum of learning lived by the sick and those who care also learn. Conclusion: The importance of the perspectives of chronic kidney patients and their caregivers for the design of educational actions stands out in the face-to-face interaction, in the shared approach and the approximation of the nurse


Office Nursing;Renal Insufficiency, Chronic;Health Education;Qualitative Research


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