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ANÁLISE DA PRODUÇÃO CIENTÍFICA SOBRE A SEXUALIDADE DA MULHER IDOSA EM PERIÓDICOS DA ENFERMAGEM, SAÚDE PÚBLICA E GERONTOLOGIA, NO PERÍODO DE 2003 A 2007.

by Carvalho Cavalheiro, Beatriz de

Abstract (Summary)
The number of elderly has increased and this change in population is redefining social relationships and is constituting a new and worrying image. Aging is a singular experience, subjected to socio-cultural influences and the aging body is different from the current social model and, regarding gender, women are the most evaluated in their physical appearance, so aging is turned into a threat, associated with the loss oflibido and sexuality, a human basic need, regardless the age, which is beyond the genital aspect. The objective of this research is to verify the knowledge produced around the interface of themes, elder women, gender and sexuality, through systematic evaluation of Nursing journals, Public Health and Gerontology, in a period that comprises the years from 2003 to 2007. It is a study of a qualitative approach,characterized as bibliographical research. The collection of articles was done through pre-established descriptions and the analysis was carried through categories. 220 samples were consulted and 362 articles were pre-selected (111 in Nursing; 95 in Public Health and 156 in Gerontology), from these, seven were selected, because they talked about aging, gender and sexuality. Through reading of these articles it has been possible to notice the concern regarding quality of life or the development of healthy aging, but sexuality and gender of elder women continues to be an invisible theme. Three categories were abstracted: feminization of aging, socialmatter of women?s aging and asexualized elder. Considering aging and gerontology itself as recent realities, there is a lack of preparation for the theme and, maybe due to this, the rare available material. Despite the non expressive production, it isimportant to highlight that nurses and the groups of study of researches of this gender started to emerge and they are presenting relevant concerns about the theme. When it comes to the integral care of the elderly, one can not forget sexuality, because this is also connected to care and for that the syllabus o the graduation courses on health area should bring more reflections on the gender and sexuality of elder women in the components connected to gerontology and women?s health, therefore, professors are invited to introduce the theme gender and sexuality in the so-called Projetos Pedagógicos dos Cursos (PPC) and to create this discussion inthe disciplines / contents which involve the elder woman.
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Advisor:Silvana Sidney Costa Santos; Marilene Rodrigues Portella; Marlene Teda Pelzer; Vera Lúcia de Oliveira Gomes

School:Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:woman aging sexuality nursing

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Date of Publication:07/23/2008

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