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Palliative care in intensive care unit: perspective of nursing students

Grant number: 12/04973-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2012
Effective date (End): June 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Medical-Surgical Nursing
Principal Investigator:Silmara Meneguin
Grantee:Karoline dos Santos Germano
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FMB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


Despite the intensive care unit is a totally different environment from other hospital units, and is considered of high complexity and technology is implied the need for human interaction during the care provide, valuing the humanized care in terminal life. Palliative care is premised on promoting relief of pain and other symptoms of stress, reaffirming life, and regarding death as a natural process. This philosophy does not anticipate nor postpone death but aims to integrate psychosocial and spiritual care and offer a support system that assists the patient to live as actively as possible until his death. In this qualitative study has been aimed at understanding the meaning assigned by students to the experience of caring for patients in palliative care in the adult intensive care unit. The study will be conducted by the Course of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine of Botucatu, UNESP. Shall be considered eligible for the study students enrolled in an undergraduate degree in nursing who have taken the course nursing care of critically ill patients. Data collection will be conducted through semi-structured interviews, which will be recorded and later transcribed. The data will be organized and analyzed by adopting the strategic methodology of the Collective Subject Discourse (CSD).(AU)

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GERMANO, KAROLINE DOS SANTOS; MENEGUIN, SILMARA. Meanings attributed to palliative care by nursing undergraduates. Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, v. 26, n. 6, p. 522-528, . (12/04973-0)

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