Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7167
SOUZA, Angeli Soares de e VALADARES, Glaucia Valente. Unveiling the knowing / doing on nursing diagnosis: experience in neurosurgical oncology. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.64, n.5, pp. 890-897. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672011000500014.
Article extracted from a Master's dissertation whose objective was to characterize the interaction of nurses with nursing diagnoses in neurosurgical oncology, considering behaviors, expressions, attitudes and practices. The participants were sixteen nurses who work with equal or more than five years in neurosurgical oncology at the National Cancer Institute. The Symbolic Interactionism was used as the theoretical framework, and the Grounded Theory, as a methodological approach. The findings indicate that the nurse is unveiling possibilities of caring for the client of neurosurgical oncology, not only in the perspective of suffering, but especially from the perspective of existential care, covering their needs and singularities, and respecting their limitations.
Palavras-chave : Nursing; Nursing process; Nursing diagnosis; Brain neoplasm.