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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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PIRES, Denise Elvira Pires de. Necessary changes for advancing Nursing as caring science. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2013, vol.66, n.spe, pp.39-44. ISSN 0034-7167.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672013000700005.

The article aimed to reflect upon the challenges involved in strengthening Nursing as a caring science. It is founded on the sociological theory, connecting three approaches: the historical-dialectic materialism perspective about the working process in health care and nursing; the sociology of professions from a critical perspective; and the philosophy of science. The discussion is organized considering the aspects of Nursing as a discipline, work and health care profession. It sustains that knowledge production should be driven both by the purpose of Nursing work which is providing care to human beings with health needs and to advocate for the indispensable work conditions to a safe and responsible practice. It concludes that to strengthening Nursing it is necessary to produce knowledge to support nursing care and the political actions defending safe work conditions, the universal right to health as well safe and high quality care.

Keywords : Nursing; Profession; Care; Science.

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