Kidney transplantation: experience of men in hemodialysis entered on the waiting list

  • Ana Mariele de Souza Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
  • Cibelle Barcelos Filipini Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
  • Sara Rodrigues Rosado Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
  • Eliza Maria Rezende Dázio Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
  • Silvana Maria Coelho Leite Fava Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
  • Rogério Silva Lima Universidade Federal de Alfenas.

Abstract

Objective: to know the experiences of men with chronic renal failure under hemodialysis treatment entered on the kidney transplant waiting list. Method: qualitative study based on the principles of the National Policy for Integral Attention to Men’s Health and Masculinity, conducted with 11 participants in a hemodialysis service, through serial semi-structured interviews and inductive data analysis. Results: the following categories emerged: Gaps between the health policies and the reality of the male population and Challenges and possibilities of change in the life process. Conclusion: although many of these men see hemodialysis as synonym of imprisonment, others understand it as the possibility of maintaining survival and this help them waiting for the kidney transplant.

Author Biographies

Ana Mariele de Souza, Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
Universidade Federal de Alfenas. Alfenas, MG, Brazil.
Cibelle Barcelos Filipini, Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
Universidade Federal de Alfenas. Alfenas, MG, Brazil.
Sara Rodrigues Rosado, Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
Universidade Federal de Alfenas. Alfenas, MG, Brazil.
Eliza Maria Rezende Dázio, Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
Universidade Federal de Alfenas. Alfenas, MG, Brazil.
Silvana Maria Coelho Leite Fava, Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
Universidade Federal de Alfenas. Alfenas, MG, Brazil.
Rogério Silva Lima, Universidade Federal de Alfenas.
Universidade Federal de Alfenas. Alfenas, MG, Brazil.
Published
2015-02-11
Section
Research Article