[Care and chronic illness: family caregiver's viewpoint in northeast Brazil].

@article{Pinto2012CareAC,
  title={[Care and chronic illness: family caregiver's viewpoint in northeast Brazil].},
  author={Juliana Maria de Sousa Pinto and Marilyn Kay Nations},
  journal={Ciencia & saude coletiva},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={521-30}
}
The provision of care causes stress in everyday family dynamics leading to physical, mental and emotional complications in caregivers and spouses' loss of liberty and/or overwork. Between March and November 2006, this anthropological research examined family caregiving in the context of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). By means of ethnographic interviews, illness narratives and participant observation, the scope was to describe family reorganization and coexistence with the disease… CONTINUE READING

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