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MOREIRA, Marléa Chagas et al. Research in oncological nursing: a study of the publications in national periodicals. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.15, n.4, pp.595-600. ISSN 0104-0707.

This is a classification study of knowledge production in Oncological Nursing. The objectives are: to identify the publications in Oncological Nursing in the period between 1994 and 2004, and to analyze in these publications the epistemological aspects highlighted in the focused themes as well as the theoretical-methodological inclusion adopted in the studies. The theoretical-methodological reference is allied to an epistemological categorization methodology for nursing research. Three periodicals were used as data sources: the Brazilian Journal of Nursing, the Latin American Journal of Nursing and Brazilian Journal of Cancerology. Based on the results, the authors consider that the knowledge produced in oncological nursing, is consistent with the complexity and attempts to explain the art of taking care of the customers, and with efforts to extend assistance criteria and standards.

Keywords : Oncologic nursing; Nursing research; Knowledge.

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