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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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COSTA, Elaine Carvalho Fernandes Braga  and  ROSSI, Lídia Aparecida. The dimensions of the care in a burn unit: an ethnographic study. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2003, vol.37, n.3, pp.72-81. ISSN 0080-6234.

This aim of this ethnographic study is to understand a nursing staff's cultural perspectives throughout the care of a burned client in a burn unit. Data were collected through observation and interviews and interpreted in accordance with Bourdieu's perspective, that uses the habitus concepts and field to understand the behaviors that express what is internalized by people that belong to a social group. To carry out these dimensions of care, the professionals act in agreement with the forms that already internalized, and they expressed in their depositions: to suffer together, to act firmly, and at the same time, to be kind and affectionate.

Keywords : Burns; Culture.

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