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Fernanda Nascimento Pereira Doca

Current University: University of Brasilia
Location: BR
Discipline: Psychology
Research Supervisor: Áderson Luiz Costa Junior & Maria Beatriz Martins Linhares
PICH Mentor: Allen Finley
Member since: April 2010

About me/my research:

Graduated from PICH March 2014 Characterizing the pediatric pain in inpatients at public hospitals in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil, in terms of epidemiological pediatric pain profile, pain assessment and pain management, considering the perceptions of patients, family-caregivers, physicians and nurses, and also the registrations in the charts. Furthermore, the study intends both to compare the perceptions and attitudes of caregivers (family and health professionals) and to identify factors that could influence possible differences between them.


Representative Publications:
Linhares, M., Doca, F., Martinez, F., Carlotti, A., Cassiano, R., Pfeifer, L., . . . Finley, A. (2012). Pediatric pain: Prevalence, assessment, and management in a teaching hospital. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 45(12), 1287-1294.

Doca, F., & Costa Junior, A. (2011). Preparação psicológica nos serviços de psicologia pediátrica dos hospitais universitários públicos federais (Psychological preparation in the area of pediatric psychology at federal public university hospitals). Estud.Psicol., 28(1), 79-87.

Linhares, M., & Doca, F. (2010). Dor em neonatos e crianças: Avaliação e intervenções não farmacológicas. Temas Em Psicologia, 19(2), 307-325.

Almeida, F., Costa Junior, A., Doca, F., & Turra, V. (2010). Experiência de dor e variáveis psicossociais: O estado da arte no brasil. Temas Em Psicologia, 18(2), 367-376.

Doca, F., & Costa Junior, A. (2010). An approach to the profile and professional practice of pediatric psychology at federal Brazilian university hospitals. Psychologia Latina, 1(2), 28-32.