Download the Free Unbound MEDLINE PubMed App to your smartphone or tablet.
Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android.
Rev Enferm [keywords]
- [In Process Citation]. [Editorial]
- Rev Enferm 2014 Jun; 37(6):6-7.
- [Dying with cancer: Hollywood lessons]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):161-9.
The study attempts to understand how dying from cancer is portrayed by five movies produced in Hollywood between 1993 and 2006. Based on the cultural studies and their post-structuralism version and supported by the notions of discourse and subjectivity, as proposed by philosopher Michel Foucault, we suggest one of the possible readings of the movie picture corpus. We assess how the movie picture discourse acts as a cultural pedagogy that produces ways of seeing dying with cancer: immortalizing the healthy body image, silencing death, taking care of the dead body and, finally, accepting death. Our proposal is intended to stimulate reflections that may contribute to care and education in nursing.
- [Meanings of the use of alcohol and tobacco for health professionals]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):153-60.
In order to improve the quality of health care in the Brazilian public Family Health Strategy (FHS), it is important that health care professionals consider the meaning they attribute to the use of alcohol and tobacco in their self-knowledge process. The aim of this study was to understand the meaning attributed to the use of alcohol and tobacco by health care professionals working in the FHS. A qualitative study was performed in five small towns in southern Brazil between March and May of 2012. Direct observations and in-depth interviews were performed with 39 subjects. From the content analysis, two central categories were identified "Do what I say but not what I do," and "I am a role model." It was possible to identify that the health professionals experience an interactive process of reframing concepts about their own use of psychoactive substances, which causes them to respond to the social expectation of being a role model of behavior.
- [The meaning of care for child victims of violence from the perspective of health professionals]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):146-52.
The aim of this study was to describe the significance of the care attributed by professionals in attending child victims of abuse. This descriptive study, using a qualitative approach, was developed with 14 professionals in the pediatric emergency unit of a hospital in Fortaleza, in the period between March and June of 2014 by means of semi-structured interviews. The results identified two categories: 'Feelings and suffering of the health professional' and 'Limitations of the professional practice in the care of abused children'. The emotions expressed included compassion towards abused children, which was a motivation for professionals. Negative feelings included rage and anger against the aggressor In conclusion, the care of child victims of violence is a challenge for health professionals from emergency services, as it involves biopsychosocial aspects that go beyond the injury itself and the hospital universe.
- [Nursing outcomes for ineffective breathing patterns and impaired spontaneous ventilation in intensive care]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):137-45.
This study aimed to validate the results of Nursing selected from the link NANDA-I-NOC (Nursing Outcomes Classification--NANDA--International) for diagnosis Ineffective Breathing Pattern and Impaired Spontaneous Ventilation in adult intensive care unit. This is a content validation study conducted in a university hospital in southern Brazil with 15 expert nurses with clinical experience and knowledge of the ratings. The instruments contained five-point Likert scales to rate the importance of each outcome (1st step) and indicator (Step 2) for the diagnoses studied. We calculated weighted averages for each outcome/indicator, considering) 1 = 0. 2 = 0.25, 3 = 0.50 4 = 0.75 and 5 = 1. The outcomes suggested by the NOC with averages above 0.8 were considered validated as well as the indicators. The results Respiratory State--airway permeability (Ineffective Breathing Patterns) and 11 indicators, and Response to mechanical ventilation: adult (Impaired Spontaneous Ventilation) with 26 indicators were validated.
- [Recognizing up as a subject of risk: the conscience of possible harms of tuberculosis]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):130-6.
This paper analyzes from the users' perception adherent to treatment, the meanings attributed to the risks of the disease. The qualitative study was developed from the Grounded Theory. Data collection occurred through semi-structured interviews, with 19 users as subjects adhering to tuberculosis treatment. The project was approved by the research ethics committee of UFRGS. Survey participants indicate relational risks such as the possibility of harms that tuberculosis is the interaction of the patient with society, with interference with public and private dimensions of everyday life. The recognition of the participants as subjects of risks was part of a process that is producing identities, making them sought an image of the subject concerned with his care and the care of the other, preserving their personal relationships and interaction in society.
- [Quality of life among overweight women with chronic non-communicable diseases]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):121-9.
This study aimed to identify quality of life and its associated factors within women who are overweight and have noncommunicable diseases. It was a cross sectional study with a convenience sample of 50 adult and elderly women enrolled in an "Academia da Cidade" in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. For quality of life assessment, the WHOQOL-bref was used. A descriptive analysis in addition to uni and multivariate linear regression were conducted. "Social relations" was the domain which most have contributed to quality of life, followed by "physical" domain. Worse quality of life was associated with self-reported presence of gastritis/ulcer (beta = -11.980, p = 0.011), medication use (beta = -7.730, p = 0.035), high per capita consumption of sugar (beta = -0.092, 0.045), elevated body mass index (beta= -1.218, p = 0.048) and high carbohydrate intake (beta = -0.388, p = 0.042). Many factors are associated to quality of life, that should be considered in health programs.
- [Quality of nursing care in intensive care unit at a university hospital]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):114-20.
This cross-sectional study aimed to identify and analyze the quality of nursing care in an adult general intensive care unit (ICU) at a university hospital. Data were collected from 23 clients with ICU length of stay > or = 72 hours, from June to November 2012, through an Operational Audit Script and quality of care classified according to the index of positivity (IP) as follows: IP = 100%. desirable care; 90-99%: appropriate care; 80-89%: safe care; 70-79%: limitrophe care, and > 70%: tolerable care. Thus, the quality of care provided was rated as tolerable, as the global average was 61.71%. Furthermore, it was found that the best IP was assigned to the item equipment use (100%) and the worst to the item physical activities (17.39%). This study established the diagnosis of the status of nursing practices in the studied environment, which is a critical step in planning strategies and actions aimed at improving the quality of care provided.
- [Infection prevention and control in neonatal intensive care unit]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):107-13.
This study was aimed to identify the knowledge of the nursing team of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on infection control, identijfying the factors that facilitate or hinder the prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections (HICAI). A descriptive study using a qualitative research method conducted with three nurses and 15 nurse technicians, who work in a NICU of a charitable organization, in southern Brazil. It became evident that the nursing staff had great knowledge about the factors that facilitate the prevention and control of HCAI in NICU, the most important factor being proper hand hygiene. Among the factors that hinder infection prevention and control are to overcrowding and excessive workload. The efficient performance of the nursing staff is an important part of the strategy for prevention and control of HCAI.
- [Nursing students' opinions about health, spirituality and religiosity]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Rev Gaucha Enferm 2013 Dec; 34(4):98-106.
The present study aimed to identify the opinions of nursing students in relation to the interface between health, spirituality and religiosity and the information provided during their undergraduate formation. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 011 (May to October) through interviews on 120 students from a nursing school (82.1%) located at São Paulo State, Brazil. From these, 76% believe that spirituality have an influence on health. However, only 10% consider themselves very prepared to address patients' spiritual aspects and 54% stated that university education does not provide enough information to develop this competence. The fear of imposing religious beliefs is the main barrier related to this issue. Most students (83%) indicated that issues related to health and spirituality should be part of the nursing curricula. Therefore, it's necessary to implement learning scenarios during their academic training to help students in spiritual care.