Práticas corporais de saúde para pacientes com fibromialgia: Acolhimento e humanização

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Fibromyalgia is a rheumatic syndrome that affects mainly women, reaching about 2% of the Brazilian population, being characterized mainly by chronic and diffuse musculoskeletal pain and 11 of 18 painful points to palpation. The diagnosis is predominantly clinical and marked by the absence of anatomical substrate, confronting Western medical rationality. The corporal health practices have been used as non-pharmacological therapy for patients with fibromyalgia. This research aimed to analyze the reception and humanization of care in the corporal health practices for women diagnosed with fibromyalgia participating in the extension program “Corporal Health Practices” (PRACORSAU), of Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil. Open interviews were conducted with eight women diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The data analysis methodology used was based on Foucault’s work The Order of Speech. It was verified, through the statements of the women, that PRACORSAU welcomes and promotes the bond between the women who integrate the activities. All people who arrive at a health service must have the identified need and get an immediate response to their situation. Reception must be recognized by professionals as an instrument to restructure and redefine health care.




Oliveira, L. H. D. S., Mattos, R. D. S., de Castro, J. B. P., & Luz, M. T. (2017). Práticas corporais de saúde para pacientes com fibromialgia: Acolhimento e humanização. Physis, 27(4), 1309–1332.

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