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Abstract

YAMAMOTO, Diane Militão; OLIVEIRA, Beatriz Rosana Gonçalves de; VIERA, Cláudia Silveira  and  COLLET, Neusa. The nursing work process in the pediatric wing of public university hospitals in Parana, Brazil. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.2, pp. 224-232. ISSN 0104-0707.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072009000200004.

The purpose of this study was to better comprehend the nursing work process in the pediatric wing with care guided by the reference of integral care for the hospitalized child and his/her family. A qualitative study, the authors used the semi-structured interview and participant observation as methodological proceedings. The data was analyzed according to thematic analysis. This study identified that in spite of the changes that have occurred in the nursing work process, nursing actions in the pediatric unit continue to focus upon the child's illness as opposed to centering upon the child and his/her family. It is perceived that health care for the child and his/her family was compromised or rather they were not taken care of by the professional nurse, causing reason for reflection about knowledge-action in nursing which modifies the manner which the nurse develops over time his/her action in caring for hospitalized children and their families.

Keywords : Nursing; Work; Professional practice; Child hospitalized; Family.

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