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BARTEL RODRIGUEZ-MARIBONA, Heidi. Professional practice in critical care nurses from the analysis of an interview under Benner's perspective. Index Enferm [online]. 2010, vol.19, n.1, pp.51-54. ISSN 1699-5988.

The work of expert critical care nurse joint, according to Patricia Benner, clinical and ethical judgment, and it includes response to change situations from the recognition of what is important and necessary in every moment, providing best care to the patient and family. In depth analysis of the interview, under Benner's perspective, allows us to recognize that one that characterizes expert nursing practice; elements appearing as reasoning-in-transition, Thinking-In-Action, qualitative distinctions and emotional involvement.

Keywords : Intensive care; Expert nurse; Clinical judgment; Ethical judgment.

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