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Index de Enfermería

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MEJIA LOPERA, María Eugenia. Meaning of nursing care for chronically ill patient. Index Enferm [online]. 2008, vol.17, n.4, pp.231-235. ISSN 1699-5988.

The answers to "¿What means the nursing for the patients in chronical states?", allowed to find essences coming from the interaction between the patients and the nurses who took care of them; in this investigation it was considered pertinent to be centered in common, permanent and invariant aspects of the participants’ speeches. The aim was to approach the breach between theory and practice, academy and professional exercise and to contribute to the nursing knowledge derived from the practice. By phenomenology method and boarding of Colaizzi it was defined of the interest phenomenon, data collection, data reading, transcriptions reading, interpretations by means of codes alive and nouns, association by groups of subjects, exhaustive descriptions of experiences and validation. The investigator had respect by the people in their decision stayed to participate. Results: The participants assigned meaning to the nurse like a spiritual being, who has vocation for the aid to the others and she is the hospital’ soul. The chief meaning was in the support specially in aspects of the human interrelations, which allowed them to feel comforted with the kindness and familiarity when they were hospitalized and maintaining the expectation of the recovery.

Palabras clave : Nursing care; Feelings and care; Nurse patient relationships; Nursing care mean; Chronical patient.

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