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GARCIA GONZALEZ, J. et al. Functional analysis of care applied to those suffering from cholera during the epidemic of 1855 in the town of Murcia, in the press. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.25, pp.327-342. ISSN 1695-6141. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1695-61412012000100020.
The study had such as an objective to know, via the press, cares that were applied to the sick people during the outbreak epidemic of cholera of 1885 in the city of Murcia and the people who applied the caring them. The source use was "Diario de Murcia" of the one which were revised all numbers of the aforementioned daily newspaper of on 14 June 1885, date in which appear first cases, to 9 October 1885, first day without deaths. Results were analysed according to postulates of the functional analysis, emphasising implicated professionals in the care. We conclude that the functional unit is the Catholic Church represented by the values of works of mercy. The functional framework is primarily the home but are created emergency hospital care for cholera patients and functional elements are the family caregiver, in most cases, religious and some professionals (practitioners or nurses).
Palabras clave : cholera; History of nursing; press.