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OLIVEIRA, Stefanie Griebeler; QUINTANA, Alberto Manuel  and  BERTOLINO, Karla Cristiane Oliveira. Reflections about death: a challenge for nursing. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2010, vol.63, n.6, pp.1077-1080. ISSN 0034-7167.

This reflection proposes a reinsertion on the death theme, in a more present form, in the daily routine of the nurse and its similar, starting with a historic on death, focusing on the transfer of it, that occurred in the bedroom of the moribund, to the hospital bedroom. Soon after, some considerations about the reason to fear death and the need of discussing it, as well as a reflexion on the planning of actions looking as much as to care as to confort the dying patient. With that, it is easy to realize the relevance of the come back of the approach of the subject in the professional daily basis, considering the need to demystify it, to allow that nurses and its similars plan actions of confort to the dying patient.

Keywords : Death; Taboo; Nursing; Nursing care.

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