Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2021
Importance of Educational Practices in the Care of Elderly People with Diabetes Mellitus
Valéria dos Santos Ribeiro* and Roseanne Montargil Rocha
Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Brazil
*Corresponding Author: Valéria dos Santos Ribeiro, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Brazil.
Received: September 10, 2020; Published: February 08, 2021




Abstract

Objective: To investigate how the elderly perceive the educational practices performed by nurses and how the family context interferes in the care of the elderly affected by diabetes mellitus.

Methods: Descriptive research, with a qualitative approach, carried out in a basic health unit (BHU) in a city in the interior of Bahia, comprising a population of 57 elderly people diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.

Results: Using the thematic content analysis technique, two categories emerged: Health education; The Family does not take care.

Conclusion: The nurse is the professional link between the information and the care action, so it is seen as a facilitator when implementing strategies for the creation of new knowledge and its effective execution. Family work with the elderly makes it possible for them to feel supported and supported not only in the pathological process, but in its entirety. Family members provide support in adhering to treatment because they are in contact with the elderly, thus acting as collaborators of self-care for strengthening health information.

Keywords: Health Education; Family Relationships; Primary Health Care; Comprehensive Health Care; Health Services for the Elderly

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Citation: Valéria dos Santos Ribeiro and Roseanne Montargil Rocha. “Importance of Educational Practices in the Care of Elderly People with Diabetes Mellitus”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.3 (2021): 56-63.

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