Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versión impresa ISSN 0104-1169
BERTAZONE, Érika do Carmo; GIR, Elucir y HAYASHIDA, Miyeko. Nursing workers' experiences in care for pulmonary tuberculosis patients. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2005, vol.13, n.3, pp. 374-381. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692005000300012.
This descriptive study aimed to identify the positive and negative aspects related to nursing care for pulmonary tuberculosis patients, based on the reports of nursing workers at an isolation unit. We categorized the reports of 26 nursing workers (nurses, auxiliaries, technicians and nursing attendants) in terms of positive and negative references. We obtained 24 reports, resulting in 94 (100%) situations, 38 (40.5%) of which were seen as positive and 56 (59.5%) as negative. The most frequent categories of situations were related to treatment orientations, to the patient's feelings about the disease and the nursing team's lack of preparedness.
Palabras llave : nursing; tuberculosis, pulmonary; task performance and analysis.