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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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PINTO, Ione Carvalho et al. Nursing care practices at an outpatient care center from an integrative perspective. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.5, pp.909-916. ISSN 1518-8345.

AIM: to analyze nursing care practices at a Specialized Outpatient Care Center from the perspective of an integrative health care activity. METHOD: Interviews with 24 nursing professionals were undertaken. For data analysis, Thematic Content Analysis as proposed by Bardin was applied, resulting in the following themes: the team size and its commitment to health care; professional practices and activity of the nursing team. RESULTS: The size of the nursing team was considered insufficient, which compromises the quality of care and results in work overload and dissatisfaction of the nursing professionals.  On the other hand, they were satisfied with the tasks performed day-to-day and related integrality to individual care, considered it essential and usually practiced it daily. CONCLUSION: It is considered that the nursing team has the potential and commitment to develop their care practice combined with the integrative perspective, and therefore providing quality health care to the population.

Keywords : Professional Practice; Nursing; Comprehensive Health Care; Health Services.

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