Nurses' practices in the nursing and health care management: integrative review

José Luís Guedes dos Santos Aline Lima Pestana Patrícia Guerrero Betina Schlindwein Hörner Meirelles Alacoque Lorenzini Erdmann About the authors

This study aimed to highlight and analyze the nurses' practices in care management described in the scientific production in Brazil and internationally, through an integrative review. It was examined articles published between 2005 and 2010, in the LILACS, SciELO, BDENF and CINAHL databases, with the descriptors Management and Administration, in conjunction with Care and Nursing, and the terms Nursing Management and Nursing Care, totaling 27 publications. The management of care performed by nurses is directly related to the search for quality care and better working conditions through actions such as: care realization, human and material resources management, leadership, assistance planning, nursing team training, care coordination and evaluation of nursing actions.

Management; Nurse's Role; Nursing Supervisory; Patient Care Management


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