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SILVA, Rafael Celestino da  and  FERREIRA, Márcia de Assunção. The dimension of the action in the social representations of the technology in the care of nursing. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.1, pp.140-148. ISSN 1414-8145.

It aims to identify the nurses' ways of acting when taking care of customer carrying technological devices, from its social representations on the technology. It was used as a reference the theory of the social representations. It's a qualitative research, with the accomplishment of interviews, systematic comment and thematic analysis of the content. Subjects: eleven inexperienced nurses and thirteen veterans. The results showed the existence of two conducting lines of the nurse action regarding the customer that uses the technological devices: the technological care, which there is an action that manages the technological and the inherent knowledge to the care of nursing; and the technological action, where the professional acts only guided by the machine. It is concluded that the technology may be directing the formation of certain care styles in the nursing.

Keywords : Biomedical technology; Intensive Care Units; Nursing; Nursing Care; Psychology Social.

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