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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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Abstract

PROCHNOW, Adelina Giacomelli; LEITE, Joséte Luzia  and  ERDMANN, Alacoque Lorenzini. Geertz' interpretive theory and care management: visualizing nurses' social practice. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2005, vol.13, n.4, pp.583-590. ISSN 1518-8345.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692005000400018.

This paper presents a theoretical reflection on hospital nursing care management and Geertz' Interpretive Theory of Culture. We discuss some significant elements of culture in management, based on the theoretical reference frameworks of nursing, administration and anthropology. In these, the importance of cultural diversity is highlighted as an innovative resource to expand the vision of human integrity, valuing divergences, respect and sharing, which are important for nurses in the construction of their social practice.

Keywords : nursing; management; culture.

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