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BARCELOS, Luisa Maria da Silva de  and  ALVIM, Neide Aparecida Titonelli. Attention and physical presence: expressive dimensions and the dialogical practice of nursing care according to the perpective of the hospitalized client. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.1, pp.25-29. ISSN 0034-7167.

Qualitative study, discusses the attention and the physical presence as the fundamental care in the dialogical relation between the client living with AIDS and the hospital nursing, using concepts of expressive activities and human care, according to Watson and dialogue, according to Freire. Five persons participated with internment experience, under ambulatory follow up in a hospital of Rio de Janeiro city. It used the triangulation techniques: almanac, semi-structured interview and participant observation. It showed the importance of the valorization of that is necessary and of interest of the client from the attention and the physical presence as essential requirements in the human care, expressed in the dialogical experience and in the participation of the client in the whole care process.

Keywords : Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Nursing care; Nursing.

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