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Enfermería Global

On-line version ISSN 1695-6141


LOPES MAGALHAES, A.V.  and  LYRA DA SILVA, R.C.. Los conceptos de muerte y morir en enfermería y las relaciones con el ethos del cuidado. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.17. ISSN 1695-6141.

In this study, we analyze the influence of the concepts of death and dying of the nursing staff on the practice of care given in some areas of hospitalization. The data was produced by from a questionnaire containing open ended questions. The subjects of the investigation nurses, technicians and nurses' auxiliaries who act in the sectors of the medical clinic, the center of intensive care and emergency in public hospitals in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the analysis of the data, two categories emerged: the INFLUENCE and CONFLICT of the concepts about death in the CHOICE and DYNAMICS of ethos of care and death: BEGINNING a new life and END of everything. The results point that the concepts of do not change among the nursing professionals who work in the units studied, and also it seems not to have influenced them when they chose their ethos of care giving. It draws attention that professionals in these units relate a conflict when thinking of death and facing it in their daily care.

Keywords : Cuidado de Enfermería; Muerte; Sector de asistencia a la salud.

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