Detalle Publicación

ARTÍCULO
Palliative Care professionals message to others: an ethnographic approach
Título de la revista: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
ISSN: 1660-4601
Volumen: 18
Número: 10
Páginas: 5348
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Resumen:
PC continues to be misunderstood within the world of healthcare. PC professionals are key agents for promoting a greater understanding of their field. It aims to examine the messages, both implicit and explicit, that PC professionals transmit about themselves and their work within their teams and to other health professionals. Methods: Focused ethnographic secondary analysis, exploring the interactions of PC professionals as it happens at everyday work. An inductive thematic analysis was developed from 242 h of observation of the daily work practices of palliative care professionals, focusing on their interactions with others. The data was coded without predefined categories, and the analysis was performed independently by two researchers. Results: Palliative professionals communicate that they are part of an active team working in an organized manner. They value and feel proud of their work. Despite the intensity of their work, these professionals are always available to others, to whom they demonstrate a clear professional identity. They convey their expertise in alleviating suffering, respectful behavior and collaborative ability. Conclusion: Professionals, in their daily work, communicate through their messages the essence of palliative care. It is essential that PC professionals perceive themselves as potential influencers and explicitly transmit the reasons for their intervention. Otherwise, others will perpetuate myths, misunderstandings, lack of positive PC reputation