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SOARES, Raquel Juliana de Oliveira; ZEITOUNE, Regina Célia Gollner; LISBOA, Márcia Tereza Luz  and  MAURO, Maria Yvone Chaves. Facilitating and impeding factors to self-care among nursing students. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp.758-765. ISSN 0104-0707.

The objectives of this study were to describe the facilitating and impeding factors towards self-care among nursing students and to discuss implications for the worker´s health perspective. This exploratory study included 33 teachers from three Brazilian Nursing Schools in Federal Universities in the states of Rio de Janeiro as subjects. The facilitating factors were related to consciousness towards self-care, remuneration, the personal relationship, and creativity. The impeding factors were remuneration, work organization, excess activities, a lack of time, and low self-esteem. The impeding factors overwhelm the facilitating factors to self-care, characterizing themselves as obstacles to self-care practices, generating demotivation and prejudices to the student's health and the institution, thus making it possible to cut into one's free time and implying less leisure time, rest, and spending time with family and friends.

Keywords : Nursing; Faculty, nursing; Occupational health.

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