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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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WERNET, Monika  and  ANGELO, Margareth. Moving to the family: giving a new definition for the family and the care. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2003, vol.37, n.1, pp.19-25. ISSN 0080-6234.

Identifying the need to comprehend how nurses 'move' to the family, with the intention of caring for them, the present study obtained twelve biographical narratives of pediatric nurses. The theoretical approach adopted was the Symbolic Interactionism and the methodological one was the Interpretative Interactionism. The analysis of the data allowed the reconstruction of a story which showed that through modifying the concept of caring and family is the process that approximate the pediatric nurses progressively to the family, to a being with them, reaching the freedom to act.

Keywords : Family; Pediatric nursing; Nursing care; Family nursing.

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