Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
ARAUJO, Iliana Maria de Almeida; SILVA, Raimunda Magalhães da; BONFIM, Isabela Melo e FERNANDES, Ana Fátima Carvalho. Nursing communication in nursing care to mastectomized women: a grounded theory study. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.1, pp. 54-60. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692010000100009.
The goal was to understand the nurse / patient communication process, emphasizing nursing care to mastectomized women. Symbolic Interactionism and Grounded Theory were used to interview eight nurses from a referral institution in cancer treatment, using the guiding question: how do nurses perceive their communication process with mastectomized women? Data analysis allowed for the creation of a central theory: the meaning of communication in nursing care to women, constituted by three distinct but inter-related phenomena: perceiving communication, the relationship nurse / mastectomized woman and rethinking the communication nurse / mastectomized woman. With a view to satisfactory communication, professionals need to get involved and believe that their presence is as important as the performance of technical procedures that relieve situations of stress.
Palavras-chave : Mastectomy; Nursing; Communication; Nursing Theory.