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Palliative care in the uti: nurses' understanding

Cuidados paliativos na uti: compreensão dos enfermeiros
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Barros, Nara Calazans Balbino; Alves, Estela Rodrigues Paiva; Oliveira, Cecília Danielle Bezerra; Dias, Maria Djair; França, Inácia Sátiro Xavier de; Freire, Maria Eliane Moreira

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Abstract Objective: Investigate nurses' understanding of palliative care. Method: Qualitative study conducted in April and May 2011 with six nurses from the UTI of a public hospital in João Pessoa/PB. We used a questionnaire containing data characterizing the sample and three guiding questions.The data were analyzed according to the Collective Subject Discourse technique. The study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the College of Santa Emilia Rodat, N° 014/2011. Result: Central ideas identified: 1) multidisciplinary actions to promote well-being of patients and their families by relieving pain and physical problems, psychosocial and spiritual. 2) actions that provide comfort and pain relief. 3) significant care and patient and famílianecessários year, by Profissionais of saúde, aiming morteumador and sofrimento week. Conclusion: With responses from nurses who flee to the essence of palliative care.
Keywords palliative medicine; nursing; intensive care medicine; hospice; nurse; Brazil; patient; medical care; psychosocial care
Classification Medical Sociology
Method empirical; qualitative empirical
Free Keywords intensive care units; hospicecare
Document language Portugese
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 3293-3301
Journal Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 5 (2013) 1
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Free Digital Peer Publishing Licence