Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing 2011 DOI: 10.5935/1676-4285.20113431 View full text
Jaqueline Dias do Nascimento, Maria Ribeiro Lacerda, Luísa Canestraro Kalinowski, Luciane Fávero

Abstract: Introduction: Supportive social networks are important to improve people's health conditions and quality of life, particularly regarding home care. Objectives: To identify supportive social networks used by families as well as the ones recommended by health professionals for homecare; to classify them according to the kind of support and relationship offered and approach them. Methodology: Descriptive exploratory qualitative research carried out in 2010 by means of a semi-structured interview with seven famili…

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