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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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MARTINS, Claudia Regina Carvalho  and  CACCAVO, Paulo Vaccari. Nurses and clientele with anorexia and bulimia: a case study. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.3, pp.495-500. ISSN 0034-7167.

The research aimed to identify the interaction of nurses and clients suffering from bulimia and anorexia. We use the case study as a resource in which we collect clinical data and did interviews with eight of fourteen nurses, who have been our subject-object. According to the nurses, clients are isolated from the world living in a world without hunger and mirrors reflecting a body always above the "ideal weight", they were lonely people, personnel who have lost their shine, sending signals that could extinguish their lives at any time. In the study, was possible to identify the manner in which nurses interacted and perceived customers and, as a result, we elucidate a peculiar practice in nursing.

Keywords : Nursing and Mental Health; Nursing Care; Eating Disorders.

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