Article of International Journal of Psychology and Health 

PSYCHOLOGICAL ACTION IN THE CARDIAC TRANSPLANTATION

Ferreira, N.M1, Rodrigues, W.M.R2, Oliveira Osório, M.O3, Albuquerque, E.N4, Accioly, C.C5, Behar, J.N.P6
1,6Psicólogas do Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – IMIP, 2Estudante do Curso de Psicologia da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS,3,4,5,Tutoras do Curso de Psicologia da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS e Psicólogas do Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – IMIP

Abstract:
Cardiac diseases interfere in the quality of life of the patient, above all, in conditions to receive indication of cardiac transplantation. Waiting for the transplant, generates psychological repercussions in the patient, who experiences demotivation, feeling of impotence, hopelessness, depression and anxiety. In view of this situation, it is evident the importance of having the presence of the psychologist in the heart transplant team. To report the performance of the psychology trainee in all stages of the follow-up of a heart transplant. Experience report. Given the complexity and diversity of demands, the practice of the psychologist in the context of heart transplantation in General Hospital can occur throughout the different phases of the treatment, from the identification of the need for surgery to follow-up after hospital discharge, with psychological evaluation, preparation and psychological support to patients and their families, as well as psychotherapeutic follow-up when necessary. Psychological repercussions on the patient and their relatives in heart transplantation are evident, which reinforces the need for psychological care to face each stage of this process and favor adherence to treatment.

Keywords:
heart transplantation; psychology; quality of life

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