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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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CAETANO, Joselany Áfio  and  PAGLIUCA, Lorita Marlena Freitag. Self-care and HIV/aids patients: nursing care systematization. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.3, pp.336-345. ISSN 1518-8345.

This research aimed at systematizing nursing care to HIV/aids patients in view of Orem's Self-care Deficit Nursing Theory, using the convergent-care method and the Self-Care Nursing Process. Subjects were thirteen HIV/AIDS patients attended at a non-governmental organization in Fortaleza/CE, Brazil. We used interview techniques, physical examination, observation and information records, with a structured instrument, addressing requisites related to universal self-care, development and health alterations. Self-care deficits corresponded to nineteen nursing diagnoses, named according to NANDA's Taxonomy II, ten of which were based on the requisites for universal self-care, five on the requisites for self-care related to development and four on the requisites for self-care related to health deviations. In care planning, goals were established and the system and health methods were selected, prioritizing support-education actions in order to engage HIV/aids patients in self-care.

Keywords : self-care; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; HIV; nursing.

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