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Title: Mental health how (re)constitutive tool in ways of living of visually impaired persons
Authors: Amorim, Érico Gurgel
Guimarães, Jacileide
Medeiros Neta, Olivia Morais de
Amorim, Ingrid Gurgel
Morais, Rafael Otávio Bezerra de
Keywords: Visual Impairment;Mental Health;Mourning
Issue Date: 10-Feb-2019
Publisher: International Medical Publisher
Citation: AMORIM, Érico Gurgel; GUIMARÃES, Jacileide; MEDEIROS NETA, Olivia Morais de; AMORIM, Ingrid Gurgel; MORAIS, Rafael Otávio Bezerra de. Mental health how (re)constitutive tool in ways of living of visually impaired persons. International Archives Of Medicine, [s. l.], v. 12, p. 1-10, 10 fev. 2019. Disponível em: Acesso em: 22 set. 2020.
Portuguese Abstract: Objective: to analyze mental health in the face of visual impairment, identifying the stages of psychological distress in the encounter with the not seeing. Method: This is an exploratory study with a qualitative approach. Fifteen adults with visual impairment attended at a specialized oph-thalmology ambulatory in a university hospital in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil were studied, from June to August 2015, through a semistructured interview. The speeches were analyzed based on the theory of mourning. Results: the results showed that the mental health of the visually im-paired person is structured through a normative apparatus constituted of individual and social attributes dynamically constructed. These at-tributes are related to the constitution of stages of mourning, charac-terized by shock, denial, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The mental health of the visually impaired person contemplates the phases of normal mourning, established before the condition of visual loss, as structuring mode in a process of personal reconstruction, reflected in the ways of walking the life, proper from each one. Conclusion: With this study, it was possible to understand the ways of constitution and reconstitution of people in dealing with a new condition, the one of visual impairment, providing caregivers, family, and society with an ethical spirit and solidarity, more compliant and humane in the to deal with people with disabilities
ISSN: 1755-7682
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