Category: Human Sciences

Transcultural clinic: migration and exile

Faced with the challenges posed by the current growing migratory flows, the study presents a report of a differentiated clinical care, according to a transcultural framework. Since uprooted families may have difficulties in dealing with suffering in a new land, a transcultural reading of the symptom is proposed, associating traditions, representations and cultural etiologies to a specific therapeutic technique. Read More →

What is the prevalence of internet addiction among Brazilian adolescents?

It was observed that 24% and 10% of the students studying at public and private schools, respectively, met criteria for Internet dependence. Additionally 82% of the students attending private schools stated their parents do not set any limits to the use of the Internet. Among those from public schools, this number was 60%. Read More →

Role and parental involvement in the Portuguese secondary school: Challenges and changes

Parents’ role and their involvement in children’s education changes during adolescence and parents consider that establishing rules, monitoring, and parental support are the most challenging roles in adolescent education. Read More →

Is depression different between women and men? Does it influence on its treatment?

Researchers of the University Catholic of Pelotas published recently study where new findings are presented after brief cognitive intervention for improvement of depressive symptoms in young adults with depression. This research was part of a bigger project developed by Health and Behavior Post Graduation Program between 2008 and 2012. The results showing difference in depressive symptoms and possible difference between men and women post cognitive psychotherapy. This results possibly indicate the influence of biological and, mainly, cultural aspects in the expression of depressive symptoms and in their treatment. The present research opens precedent to professional reflection about the methods of treatment to be adopted according to patient’s sex. Read More →

Can we help babies not to feel pain during hospitalization at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

According to the World Health Organization, pain is a relevant worldwide problem in the healthcare field. Specifically, in the Neonatology both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management and relief of pain should be included in the clinical practice of health care and development of infants in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Read More →

How do mothers cope with the hospitalization of their babies at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit?

Hearing that your child was born preterm and will be hospitalized affects the mothers very strongly. We sought to discover how they cope with this highly stressful context in real time, during and after the hospitalization. The impact of the News, the social support and the religious beliefs and the changes in how they cope with the situation were analyze using the Motivational Coping Theory, supporting a brief intervention. Read More →

Readings of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Slaveholding Brazil

In nineteenth-century slaveholding Brazil, the edition in Portuguese of Uncle Tom’s Cabin attenuated its critical and transformative potentiality. The translator made interventions that allowed readers of the Lusophone world to conceive the end of slavery in a much more distant future. Read More →

Temporal worlds within and beyond the colonial legacies of linear time

This special issue of Contexto Internacional engages coloniality through the perspective of time. The contributors go beyond highlighting the importance of temporality for critique by both developing the conceptual critique of historicism and exploring ways of relating past, present, and future that coexist with, displace, and challenge the colonial legacies of linear time. Read More →

MANUSCRITO brings new contributions to many topics in philosophy

MANUSCRITO (VOL. 39.3) brings some new original contributions to the philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind and metaethics. It contains articles by specialists on a variety of issues currently discussed in the literature, and represents a substantial contribution to the contemporary philosophical debate. Read More →

New volume of MANUSCRITO brings novel contributions to a wide variety of topics in philosophy

MANUSCRITO (Vol. 39.1) brings some new original contributions to the philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics and philosophical logic. It contains articles by specialists from Latin America and Europe on a variety of issues currently discussed in the literature, and represents a substantial contribution to the contemporary philosophical debate. Read More →