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SANTOS, Anna Cristina Cardoso Fontes dos. Psychiatric nursing care reference: a reflective process of a group of nurses . Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp.51-55. ISSN 1414-8145.

Qualitative research that had as purpose to construct in conjunction with six head nurses, of a public Psychiatric Institution located in Rio de Janeiro, a theoretical-philosophical reference to be implemented by themselves, in the development of the psychiatric patients' care process. It was made a reflexion process on group dynamics looking for self-knowledge and maturity. This occurred during the development of master thesis (1), advised by Dr. Eloita Pereira Neves. It was used concepts of Humanistic (2) and Bureaucratic Care Theories (3), directives of the Psychiatric Reform and Politics of Mental Health. The data collected were recorded, transcribed, and analyzed according to the content analysis (4). The results pointed to categories of Conceptions related to: Human Being; Professional Nursing Care; Care of the Professional Caregiver; Caring as an Educational Process; Institutional and Carelessness. These allowed formulating a reference proposal for the Nursing Care practice in institutionalized psychiatric patients of long permanence.

Keywords : Beware of Nursing; Education; Psychiatric Nursing; Qualitative Research.

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