Manâ€™s Health at Home: an Integrative Review
Objective: To analyze the scientific literature about home care in the context of manâ€™s health. Methods: A integrative review carried out in August and September 2015, consisting of 39 articles indexed in the databases SciELO, MEDLINE, LILACS, and BDENF IBECS. Results: The results converged into three categories - home care to the man with chronic problems, granted by formal and informal caregivers; the political and economic, social and educational mismanagement for the caregiver and health care, in manâ€™s home care; improvement in health and human quality of life in home care. Conclusion: it becames clear that the characteristics and health problems residing in assisted men are common in Brazil and other countries in addition to the marked improvement in health and quality of life of the man who is assisted at home, compared to its hospital stay.
Keywords: Men's Health; Home Nursing; Homebound Persons; Continuity of Patient Care; Home Care Services.
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