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Enfermería Global

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SOUZA E SOUZA, Luis Paulo et al. Death and the dying process: feelings expressed by nurses. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.32, pp.222-229. ISSN 1695-6141.

The study aimed to know the feelings experienced by nurses in the face of death and dying process. Qualitative research, conducted with seven nurses of a UTI from a hospital in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais. Unstructured interview was used for data collection, which were analysed using the technique of content analysis. The confrontation of respondents in the face of death is permeated by feelings such as: impotence, distress, suffering, fear, which interfered in the assistance provided to the patient and his family. On the other hand, despite the constant experience with death, the nurses still raise with the process of death.

Keywords : Death; Attitude to death; Nursing; Intensive Care Units.

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