Palliative Cares To Older Person Under The Nurse's Optics

  • Willan Nogueira Lima Mauricio de Nassau University
  • Cintia Lira Borges State University of Ceará
  • Bruna Karen Cavalcante Fernandes State University of Ceará
  • Valderina Moura Lopes Mauricio de Nassau University
  • Saul Filipe Pedrosa Leite City Hall of Fortaleza
  • Brena Melo Valdevino Mauricio de Nassau University
  • Abna Gomes Soares Mauricio de Nassau University
  • Hermerson Nathanael Lopes de Almeida State University of Ceará
  • Renata Kelly Lopes de Alcântara Mauricio de Nassau University
  • Maria Lígia Silva Nunes Cavalcante State University of Ceará


INTRODUCTION: Chronic-degenerative diseases need specialized health care, especially in palliative care, since from the beginning of the disease the elderly is in this classification. In this context, the study aimed to know the meaning of palliative care to the elderly person from the nurse

METHODS: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional, qualitative study carried out in a private tertiary hospital in the Northeast of Brazil. The survey was conducted from March to June 2016, with 19 nurses. In the data collection, a semi-structured interview, with four questions were used: what does palliative care mean to you? What does care for the elderly in hospice care mean to you? What strategies do you adopt to promote palliative care for the elderly? Tell me about your experience in providing palliative care to the elderly. The technique of data analysis and organization was the Discourse of the Collective Subject.

RESULTS: Four categories of palliative care were produced: meaning palliative care; Experience in providing palliative care to the elderly; Meaning of caring for the elderly in palliative care; Strategies to promote palliative care for the elderly.

CONCLUSION: The meaning of palliative care was synonymous with comfort and quality of life. It is important to emphasize the patient-centered care and to carry out further studies on the subject to make nursing professionals aware of the importance of promoting adequate behavior in palliative care.

May 12, 2017
How to Cite
LIMA, Willan Nogueira et al. Palliative Cares To Older Person Under The Nurse's Optics. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, may 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2017. doi: