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SILVA, Josefa Rita da et al. Nakedness of the patient from the perspective of students of Fundamental Nursing. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.3, pp.428-436. ISSN 0034-7167.

The study aimed to analyze the speech of students, their view of the denudation of the body to handle. It was a descriptive qualitative research, whose subjects were 21 students from three courses of 3 to 5 semesters. The information was produced by transcribing the twenty-one semi-structured interviews and analyzed on the basis of Foucault's thought.The themes were: Care of the naked body implies observance of bioethical principle of autonomy as the school's reproductive power relationship in the act of stripping, naked Coping with the other requires care, Care of the naked body "moves" with their sexuality; Power relations with the naked body. It was possible to understand the exercise of power by students at the time of stripping, as response to insecurity arising from inadequate school preparation.

Keywords : Nursing; Ethics; Nudity; Power; Nursing Students.

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