Spiritual needs experienced by the patient's family caregiver under Oncology palliative care

Renata Carla Nencetti Pereira Rocha, Eliane Ramos Pereira, Rose Mary Costa Rosa Andrade Silva, Angelica Yolanda Bueno Bejarano Vale de Medeiros, Sueli Maria Refrande, Neusa Aparecida Refrande
2018 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objective: To understand the spiritual needs of the patients' family caregiver under Oncology palliative care. Method: A descriptive, qualitative study with 20 family caregivers of patients hospitalized in an Oncology palliative unit. The data were collected through a phenomenological interview, and analyzed by the method of Amadeo Giorgi supported in the Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception. Results: The categories were unveiled: "Spirituality as a foundation for life"; "Spiritual needs
more » ... "; "Spiritual needs sublimated by the family caregiver"; and "Care expected by the nurse". Conclusion: Family caregivers appropriate spirituality as a coping strategy and meeting the purpose and meaning of the moment experienced. It is profitable for the nurse to contemplate the spiritual needs of the caregiver in order to provide a guided assistance in the humanization of care and comprehensive care. Therefore, there is a need for new studies that address this dimension to the family caregiver in the field of Oncology, since this care is incipient by the nurse.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2017-0873 fatcat:7fr4mf7bejfz7izjqa4zfegfhm