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SCHUTZ BALISTIERI, Aline  and  MARA DE MELO TAVARES, Claudia. The importance of social-emotional support in adolescents and young adults with chronic disease: : a literature review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.30, pp.388-398. ISSN 1695-6141.

It is a qualitative study aimed to identify the importance of socio-emotional support in adolescents and young adult patients with chronic disease and the importance of the health team, especially the nurses, in the provision of socio-emotional support. The data collection was done through the search for articles in journals of the area, in the electronic database of the Virtual Health Library, SCIELO, LILACS and BDENF. The socio-emotional support becomes practically essential in helping these young people to have the behavior more appropriate as possible within the disease that accompanies them and have a good dealing with the disease. It's important that health professionals include the socio-emotional support in the care plan, because it's from this that we would be able to provide a better sociability with the feelings and situations that will accompany them and, consequently, they may carry out the proposed treatment in the best possible way. In this way, we conclude that the socio-emotional support is essential to these patients to live with the disease in the most appropriate way, and it should be understood by health professionals as an act of care that must be added into its activities with the patient.

Keywords : social support; young adult; adolescent and chronic disease.

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