Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
WALDOW, Vera Regina and BORGES, Rosália Figueiró. The caregiving process in the vulnerability perspective. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.4, pp. 765-771. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692008000400018.
This theoretical article deals with the process of caregiving in the vulnerability perspective, whose condition leads to the need for care. The text analyzes this process, which is characterized by the encounter between the caregiver and the care receiver. The hospitalized patient is an extremely vulnerable being, experiencing something unique. The caregiver plays a very important role in reducing this situation and preserving his or her autonomy and dignity.
Keywords : vulnerability; professional autonomy.