Results of Several Studies


Year of publication

Experimental design


Minayo, Teixeira and Martins


Case study (60-year-old man) about the risk of suicide in institutionalized Senior.

Risk factor for the Senior: feeling of not seeing meaning of life.

Daniel et al.


Qualitative study of the representations that institutionalized Seniors have on the residential structures they inhabit. Eighteen Seniors interviewed from a Seniors institution.

People interviewed shared the dominant social representations that associate the residential structure for the elderly with negative elements. Indeed, in the varied terms such as “prison”, “another world”, “cemetery” or “end” were manifested in plenty speeches.

Santos et al.


Identify the scientific evidence on social isolation in patients with exudate in neoplastic wounds. Integrative Review Study.

These injuries, according to the researchers, are characterized by pain, unpleasant smell, bleeding, infection and exudate, resulting in the frequent need for clothing and the use of bulky dressings, favoring social isolation to avoid derogatory comments that damage their identity.

Miguel et al.


Quantitative research to the validation of empathy online questionnaire.

Empathy is strongly related to care in contact with other people, a concern to be pleasant and worry more about the way you treat others.

Lopes et al.


Qualitative research whose objective was to understand aspects of the experience and family background of the person who consumes alcohol and is not under treatment.

The participant’s testimonies reveal a great suffering from families and users due to the consumption and abuse of alcoholic beverages, leading to disrespect, violence, negative feelings towards the abusive family member affecting all members.

Indursky and Conte


Qualitative research. Considerations about the experience of therapeutic intervention conduce by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

In exile, as well as in loss situations, there is a feeling of real absence (city/country, family, network and social function) which is later invested as a symbolic object (the homeland, for example), characterizing deprivation as the engine in the function of reorganizing narcissistic and object investments.

Margaça and Rodrigues


Integrative Review Research whose objective was to discuss spirituality as a factor of resilience promotion in adulthood and Seniors.

Spirituality and religiosity have been identified as an important influencing factor on the significance of suffering related to chronic illness or as a resource of hope while facing changes in health status over the years of life. Spirituality is also related to the capacity for resilience.

Padovani and Ristum


Qualitative Research whose objective was to understand how adolescents who committed an infraction, fulfilling a socio-educational measure of hospitalization, mean hospitalization.

The participants identify hospitalization as punishment, suffering, social isolation, family distancing; however, they also tried to realize the positive aspects, such as care, respect, the possibility of studying and becoming professional.



Qualitative Research whose objective was to analyze the beliefs and conceptions about autonomy in different age groups.

The categories “Independence” and “Sense of freedom” were at the heart of the conceptions of an autonomous person in the group of participants and show some stability in different age groups. So, according to the authors, a notion of an autonomous person for the group, regardless of age, as someone who has the ability to manage their life and has no limitations or restrictions on their thinking and acting