The nursing professional in an Intensive Therapy Unit

The nursing professional in an Intensive Therapy Unit

Alternative title El ser profesional de enfermería en una Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos
O ser profissional de enfermagem em Unidade de Terapia
Author Salomé, Geraldo Magela Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Espósito, Vitória Helena Cunha Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Silva, Gilberto Tadeu Reis da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Hosp Geral Vila Nova Cachoeirinha
Pontificia Univ Catolica Sao Paulo
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: The aim of this study is to gain insight into the meaning of being a nursing professional working in a public Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU). This study addresses aspects related to their way,of being and feeling from the perspective of ITU patients care and treatment. Methods: A qualitative research was applied based on a phenomenological background. The guiding question of the study was what does it mean to you being an ITU nursing professional? Results: The results show that the lack of human and material resources in the ITU contributes to a feeling of low self-esteem. It pointed out a stressfull work which can lead to problems in the health assistance quality Conclusion: The stress at work affects psychologically the ITU nursing professionals and it can have negative outcomes in the patients treatment, caused by the isolation and aleniation phenomena.
Keywords Intensive therapy units
Nursing staff, hospital
Nursing, team
Language English
Date 2008-04-01
Published in Acta Paulista De Enfermagem. Sao Paulo: Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Enfermagen, v. 21, n. 2, p. 294-299, 2008.
ISSN 0103-2100 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Dept Enfermagen
Extent 294-299
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000269669600010
SciELO ID S0103-21002008000200010 (statistics in SciELO)

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