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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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SANTOS, Carla Cristina Viana  and  SHIRATORI, Kaneji. The influence of non-verbal communication in nursing care. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2005, vol.58, n.4, pp.434-437. ISSN 0034-7167.

The present study is linked to the Center for Researching and Testing in Nursing at the Nursing School Alfredo Pinto UNIRIO, and it started during the development of a monograph. The object of the study is the meaning of non-verbal communication under the optics of the nursing course undergraduates. The study presents the following objectives: to determine how non-verbal communication is comprehended among college students in nursing and to analyze in what way that comprehension influences nursing care. The methodological approach was qualitative, while the dynamics of sensitivity were applied as strategy for data collection. It was observed that undergraduate students identify the relevance and influence of non-verbal communication along nursing care, however there is a need in amplifying the knowledge of non-verbal communication process prior the implementation of nursing care.

Keywords : Non-verbal communication; Nursing care; Students, nursing.

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