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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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COIMBRA, Jorséli Angela Henriques; VALSECHI, Elizabeth Amancio S.; CARVALHO, Maria Dalva de Barros  and  PELLOSO, Sandra Marisa. Distribution system of only-dose medicines: reflections on nursing practice. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 1998, vol.6, n.4, pp.15-19. ISSN 1518-8345.

The nurse, as a member of the staff, is supposed to take responsibility on the administration of medicines as one of the important duties among all the activities he/she has to perform. The implementation of the distribution system of only-dose medicine is directly bound to nurses' activities. Therefore, this study has as its main purpose to detect nurses' reflections about the system and their impact on nursing practice. The authors questioned the way the nurse and his/her staff are inserted in this context of changes, in a way of really assuring benefits for the patients, following and evaluating the whole process, considering that such change affects directly part of these activities.

Keywords : only-dose; nursing care.

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