Index de Enfermería
versión impresa ISSN 1132-1296
HENAO CASTANO, Ángela María. To feel leaning: Experience of patient in mechanical ventilation without continuous sedation effects. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.2-3, pp.120-123. ISSN 1132-1296.
Objective: to describe the confrontation mechanisms used by the patients that are subjected to mechanical ventilation without effects of continues sedation in an ICU. Methodology: it was carried out an investigation with phenomelogycal focus that had the participation of seven men and two women between 24 and 75 years old. The technique of gathering of the information was the interview in depth. Results: "to feel leaning and to magnify the spirituality". To be critically sick makes that situations of suffering and solitude been lived, converting the family and religious belief as parts of the recovery process. Conclusion: to live the experience of the mechanical ventilation without sedation effects was for the participants deeply significant because they perceived during their illness the support that the family and the religious belief offer them to be able to recover; the family is people that give words of encouragement, they offer emotional and spiritual help.
Palabras clave : Family; Religious Belief; Intensive care; Qualitative research.