Name: Maria Aparecida Moreira Raposo
Type: MSc dissertation
Publication date: 28/11/2013

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Franciéle Marabotti Costa Leite Co-advisor *
Paulete Maria Ambrosio Maciel Advisor *

Examining board:

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Sheilla Diniz Silveira Bicudo Internal Examiner *
Leila Massaroni Internal Alternate *
Fátima Helena do Espírito Santo External Examiner *
Elizabete Regina Araújo de Oliveira External Alternate *
Franciéle Marabotti Costa Leite Co advisor *
Paulete Maria Ambrosio Maciel Advisor *

Summary: The violence against the elderly becomes a concern to the society from the time that increases the awareness that in the coming decades there will be a considerable increase in the elderly population. The appropriation of this theme, by health professionals, it is important for preventing and treating cases of violence against this population segment. The aim of this study is to analyze the conception of health professionals from the Medical Clinic Unit of a University Hospital on violence against the elderly. This is an exploratory, descriptive, qualitative approach. Data collection was developed in two phases through questionnaires and 91 subjects as health professionals. The results were analyzed using content analysis proposed by Bardin and Minayo. In the first phase participants were 64 WHERE he discussed the concept of old age professionals. Data were collected in the period March to April 2013.
Analysis of these data allowed the construction of four categories of old age at the dimensions: biological, chronological, psychological and social. It was found that the concept of old age health professionals independent of chronological age and is guided by factors such as dependency and functional capacity. In the second phase of the study addressed the concept of violence, with 53 professionals as subjects. Data were collected in the period August to September 2013. Data analysis allowed constructed three categories: the perceived violence against the elderly, violence within hospital care and strategies in situations of violence against the elderly. It was
found that violence within the space of hospital care may be possible, even though this place considered as care and protection. The complaint to the competent judicial authorities appeared as the most used form of routing, however the reporting of cases of violence to the health authority and case discussion in staff were underused. The study showed the limitations that health professionals have in identifying and driving situations of violence against the elderly person being relevant as the product of this research proposal for training in violence against the elderly for health professionals working in the hospital.

Key words : Violence. Elderly. Health care. Personal health. Nursing.

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