Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
versão impressa ISSN 0080-6234
CAMERON, Lys Eiras e ARAUJO, Sílvia Teresa Carvalho de. Vision as an instrument of perception in trauma and orthopedic nursing care. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.1, pp. 95-99. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000100013.
More than being a sense, vision is a powerful instrument that identifies and selects, hence everything depends on what one has seen before to determine how to interpret what is currently being seen. The objective of this article is to discuss the role that vision plays as an instrument for holistic and quality nursing care. This is a qualitative, exploratory study, using the Sociopoetic method. The data was categorized as follows: (1)Vision as an instrument and (2)Outer body changes. In trauma and orthopedics, nurses should be able to provide patients with care in complex conditions and in an environment which changes fast. Results show that vision is a powerful health care instrument in trauma and orthopedic nursing, promoting professional practice that is truly appropriate to the patients' needs.
Palavras-chave : Vision, ocular; Visual perception; Orthopedic nursing; Nursing care.