The nursing care to old people with ostomy in the perspective of complexity


  • Edaiane Joana Lima Barros
  • Silvana Sidney Costa Santos
  • Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann


Nursing care, Aged, Ostomy.


The aim of this qualitative case study was to (re) view the nursing care to old people with ostomy in a complex perspective. The subjects of this study were four old people with ostomy assisted in an ostomy therapy service in Rio Grande do Sul. Interviews were made in depth, and the analysis indicated three categories: Human being ostomized, complex– who shows his biopsycosocial totality and needs to stimulate his self-care, self-determination and independence; Old Ostomate Complex Health – promoting in the old person the need of sharing experiences, in the conviviality with other people with ostomy, ostomy therapy group; and, Complex Care to the Old Person with Ostomy – enabling social reintegration to the old ostomized person, which allows a self (re) view as a construction of the human being and, help them develop a better acceptance of their new body image and better understanding of the new situation. Those categories involve a complex care to the ostomized old person.




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Barros, E. J. L., Santos, S. S. C., & Erdmann, A. L. (2008). The nursing care to old people with ostomy in the perspective of complexity. Rev Rene, 9(2). Retrieved from



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