Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7167
BACKES, Dirce Stein; BACKES, Marli Stein e ERDMANN, Alacoque Lorenzini. Promoting citizenship through nursing care. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.3, pp. 430-434. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672009000300015.
This study is the result of the project: Networks care and social entrepreneurship: the autonomy and social commitment of nurses. The purpose of this qualitative study is to comprehend the meaning of nursing care as a social enterprising practice. The Grounded Theory was used as a methodological reference and the interview, conducted with 35 participants as technique of data collection. Data codification led to the central theme: Viewing Nursing Care as a Social Enterprising Practice. This theme is complemented by the category, characterized the cause condition: The social integration through the creation a political identity that expresses your involvement. The results showed that is necessary to learn and have a deep dialogic knowledge. In order to consolidate popular participation as a citizenship ideal, a critical professional attitude, base don the combination of care with liberty, participation end autonomy.
Palavras-chave : Nursing care; Nurse's role; Social responsibility; Nursing research.