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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-1169
MANZO, Bruna Figueiredo; RIBEIRO, Helen Cristiny Teodoro Couto; BRITO, Maria José Menezes and ALVES, Marília. Nursing in the hospital accreditation process: practice and implications in the work quotidian. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.1, pp. 151-158. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692012000100020.
The aim of this study was to investigate the role and influence of nursing in the hospital accreditation process. It is a qualitative study, conducted in a private hospital of Belo Horizonte. The study subjects were nine nurses and 15 nursing technicians. Data collection was through semi-structured interviews, which were subjected to content analysis. The results showed that the role of the nursing team in the accreditation involves care, administrative, educational and research issues. The study subjects presented different perceptions regarding the influence of the accreditation process in their work. The positive aspects of personal growth and valorization of the curriculum were highlighted as well as negative aspects such as stress and little professional valorization. Therefore, it is necessary that the professionals understand the logic of the process and act with a view to the interdisciplinarity and overcoming the fragmentation of care, thus achieving integral healthcare and the quality of care desired.
Keywords : Nursing; Quality of Health Care; Accreditation.