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Escola Anna Nery

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SIMOES, Rosa Maria Pereira  and  RODRIGUES, Manuel Alves. Helping relationship in end-of-life patient's nursing care context. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.3, pp.485-489. ISSN 1414-8145.

This study's main objective is to verify the importance that nurses attach to relational skills, in helping end of life patients. The research is descriptive-correlational, cross-sectional with a sample of 56 nurses selected by an intentional, accidental and developed from the application of a measuring instrument that integrates the Helping Relational Skills Inventory, Life Satisfaction Scale, and questions concerning the importance attached to continuous training. The results analysis highlight that nurses consider the relational skills essential to end of life patient care. The results indicate that the best relational skills nurses' performance is correlated with better training in helping relationships and also with the perception of greater satisfaction with life in general. These results have application in personal and professional nurse's skills developing process.

Keywords : Nursing; Nursing care; Terminally ill; Interpersonal relations; Education, continuing.

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