Nursing care model for children victims of violence
Rocha, Patricia Kuerten [UNIFESP]
Prado, Marta Lenise do
Carraro, Telma Elisa
Is part ofAustralian Journal Of Advanced Nursing
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IntroductionEvidence exists that child abuse has occurred throughout human history however the magnitude of the increased incidence of violence toward children, as well as its complexity, deserves reflection and consideration.ObjectivesThe objective of this study was to explore a nursing care model for child victims of violence who resided in Homes Houses(2) using therapeutic play; and to investigate the potential of using therapeutic play to create connections between the child, the nurse, and their surroundings in the Homes Houses.MethodologyDuring completion of the Master's Program in Nursing at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (UFSC), a care model using therapeutic play was developed with child residents of Homes Houses who had suffered physical violence. This is a qualitative assistential convergent research study, conducted with four children from July 2004 to July 2005.ResultsThe results provide evidence that the proposed care model is adequate for application in this situation.ConclusionThe model proposes a new field of practice, not only for the nursing profession, but for caring for child victims of violence generally.
CitationAustralian Journal Of Advanced Nursing. Melbourne: Australian Nursing Federation, v. 25, n. 3, p. 80-85, 2008.
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