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Escola Anna Nery
versão impressa ISSN 1414-8145
BALDUINO, Anice de Fátima Ahmad; MANTOVANI, Maria de Fátima e LACERDA, Maria Ribeiro. Nursing care plan for patients with chronic heart disease. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp. 342-351. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452009000200015.
The present study is a qualitative and explorative analysis that took place in the Teaching Hospital in Curitiba. The main objective is to identify the nursing care plan for patients with chronic heart failure followed by the analysis of its contents. Eight nurses were chosen to participate in this study. The data collection was obtained using semi-structured interviews followed by the analysis of their contents. We observed that during the nurses' daily visit they developed the care process through expressive actions and technical dimensions. Another relevant aspect about the practice of health care is that the nurse is aware of the need to master a deep knowledge of each specialty. This will support the nurse's clinical trial process, ensuring the correct decisions are being made, according to orientation from the nursing team. We want to highlight that the nursing care process provides better health standards targeted to promote a better quality of life for the patients.
Palavras-chave : Nursing Care; Health Promotion; Chronic Disease.