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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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Abstract

BARCELOS, Luisa Maria da Silva de  and  ALVIM, Neide Aparecida Titonelli. Conversation: a fundamental nursing care from the hospitalized patient's perspective. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2003, vol.56, n.3, pp.236-241. ISSN 0034-7167.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672003000300005.

The study focuses conversation as care that integrates other elements of hospital nursing. It had as its objective to analyze conversation as an essential stage of the dialogue between the patient and the nursing team. Five people participated who had already been hospitalized and that were now under clinical monitoring due to learning to live with AIDS. The information was obtained by means of the "Almanac" technique of sensitivity and creativity, semi-structured interview, and by active observation. The study contributed to reinforce the relational nature of the nursing care and the position of the patient as an object of this care who expresses his/her requests and wants in the process of dialoguing between this person and the nursing staff, expressed by conversation, which is viewed as a significant factor in nursing care.

Keywords : Nursing; nursing care; AIDS; dialogue.

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