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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

Print version ISSN 0080-6234On-line version ISSN 1980-220X


ROSSI, Lídia Aparecida. The process of delivering care to a burned person: cultural meaning attributed by relatives. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2001, vol.35, n.4, pp.336-345. ISSN 0080-6234.

This study aimed at investigating the cultural meanings attributed by relatives to their participation in the process of delivering care to burned people; identifying the care strategies focused on by relatives during their participation in the care process. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews with 25 relatives of burned patients admitted in a Unit for Burned and by participant observation. The results of this study show that the perspective of giving care to a burned person has two dimensions: a physical dimension and a moral one; and generates mainly fear.

Keywords : Burns; Culture; Caring.

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