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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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GEMELLI, Lorena Moraes Goetem  and  ZAGO, Márcia Maria Fontão. The meaning of ostomy care to nurses: a case study. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2002, vol.10, n.1, pp.34-40. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study aimed to identify how nurses working in a hospital interpret ostomy care. The case-study methodology was used. The obtained results originated four categories: the patient needs special care, it is necessary to provide orientation, in order to provide orientation, the nurse needs..., the recognition of difficulties in delivering special care. These categories express that the care given to ostomy patient by the nurses is not appropriate due to the lack of specific knowledge.

Keywords : nursing; ostomy.

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