Legitimacy and non-legitimacy of experiences of long-term suffering and illness

Resumo Discute-se a legitimidade e n ão legitimidade das experiências de adoecimentos e sofrimentos de longa duração selecionados, considerados ou não doenças pelos diagnósticos médicos, como a dor, a fadiga crônica e a “ press ão alta ” , usando pesquisas internacionais e nacionais sociol ógicas e antropológicas em saúde. As análises dos relatos de adoecidos ou de profissionais de saúde nas pesquisas consideradas exploram o assunto, suas implicações, reflexos e ambiguidades geradas nos sujeitos e efeitos nas suas identidades, nos sofrimentos físicos e morais percebidos, na re lação com os outros e com os serviços de saúde. O texto de natureza ensaística reflete e comenta estudos selecionados, concluindo que os adoecidos se movem por ações e significações sobre as experiências com sofrimentos físicos e morais, legítimos ou não para eles, mas que comprometem o cotidiano de suas vidas e biografias, expressos na linguagem e nas emoções, refletidos nas relações sociais e nas identidades de ser ou não doente. O processo de legitimação e deslegitimação destas experiências trazem implicações para o cuidado em saúde, requerendo mais pesquisas etnog ráficas a respeito...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

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Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 311. Disorders of Platelet Number or Function Source Type: research
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Source: Medical Hypotheses - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
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Source: Neurourology and Urodynamics - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL CLINICAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Behavioral Medicine - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs
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