This article intends to show what happens in a therapeutic nursing practice, expliciting the difficulties and the connections between practice and theory. Through the experience of nursing a patient, we are going to explain what can be considered nursing. In this text we are going to discuss about transference and countertransference during psychotherapy, five stages about the death, and to die considering Kübler-Ross's works, and verify them in a rehabilitation hospital's context. We are going to regard the patient's thoughts and how she deals with her life and her own body, concerned about her background. Our study is based and related to the patient's experiences that leads him to his state now.
therapeutic nursing; rehabilitation hospital; patient; transference; countertransference