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LEITE ARAUJO, Maria Alix  and  FREITAG PAGLIUCA, Lorita Marlena. Analysis of Context on the Environment Concept in the Paterson and Zderad's Humanistic Theory. Index Enferm [online]. 2005, vol.14, n.48-49, pp.42-45. ISSN 1699-5988.

Starting from the elaboration of theories, Nursing is defined as a profession and a science. Theories need to be tested and evaluated in order to be either improved or rejected. One aims at analyzing the context of the "environment" concept in the Paterson and Zederad’s Humanistic Theory using the Meleis analysis model. This concept is present and bases the theory and is conceived in a subjective, transcendent way. It represents communion, inter-subjective relation, which can occur between the nurse and the client individually, as well as in the community. It is a living dialogue, that is, being in common, in group, involved. The physical space is not relevant, considering that the nurse’s act is not restricted to the physical care act, but to a becoming, which can take place in either a private or collective environment.

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