SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.37 issue1Family's perceptions about the way the adolescent takes care of her childThe psychosocial response of powerlessness on postoperative cardiac surgery patients author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

On-line version ISSN 1980-220X


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 1980-220X.

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.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License