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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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VIEIRA, Maria Jésia  and  FUREGATO, Antonia Regina F. Surgery suspension: nursing attitudes and social representation. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.2, pp.135-140. ISSN 0080-6234.

The present work make considerations about the nurses social representation of surgery suspension and their attitudes in front of the problem. The dates was collected through interviews whit thematic guide and later categorization of attitudes in front of the problem. By the analysis of the contents verbalized by nurses it was used the theoretical background of the Social Representations. The results was systematized in a Attitude Scale that varied from Passivity with persistence of cultural traces of submission, like a traditional form of working, to Active Actions, with autonomy, destined to resolve the problem of surgery suspension or reduced its consequences.

Keywords : Psychology social; Behavior; Operating room nursing.

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