Experiences of people with stoma in the workplace

Authors

  • Gilcemara Barbosa Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  • Heloisa Campos Paschoalin Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  • Rosângela Maria Greco Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  • Sonia Maria Dias Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Keywords:

Worker health, Stoma, Occupational nursing, Stomatherapy

Abstract

Objectives: “To understand how the insertion in the work occurs after the intestinal stoma” and “to describe the diffi culties and facilities found by people with stoma in the work environment”. Method: Descriptive study, of a qualitative nature, performed with seven participants with defi nitive intestinal stoma. Data collection was realized in the Ostomy Patients Health Care Services of a municipality in Zona da Mata Mineira, in August 2014, using a semi-structured interview. In the analysis appeared three categories: the return to the workplace; the work and the person with stoma; diffi culties and facilities in the work environment. Difficulties identified: lack of adaptation of the environment to its new condition, embarrassment, physical weakness, fear of receptivity and insecurity regarding the condition of the person with stoma. Facilities mentioned: adaptation of toilets by some companies, reception of the employer and co-workers, company support and type of profession. Result: It has been demonstrated that the work for these individuals has important representativeness. They continued to feel useful and able to overcome the diffi culties imposed by the new reality. Conclusion: It is concluded that work is of paramount importance for the social reintegration of the person with stoma, and that nursing has a fundamental role in its adaptation and rehabilitation in the workplace.

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Author Biographies

Heloisa Campos Paschoalin, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Professora Doutora do Departamento de Enfermagem Aplicada da Faculdade de Enfermagem

Rosângela Maria Greco, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Professora Doutora do Departamento de Enfermagem Básica da Faculdade de Enfermagem

Sonia Maria Dias, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Professora doutora do Departamento de nfermagem Aplicada da Faculdade de Enfermagem

Published

2018-04-03

How to Cite

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Barbosa G, Paschoalin HC, Greco RM, Dias SM. Experiences of people with stoma in the workplace. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2018 Apr. 3 [cited 2021 Nov. 27];16. Available from: https://www.revistaestima.com.br/estima/article/view/372

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