Inteligencia emocional de enfermeras de cuidados críticos: scoping review

Translated title of the contribution: Critical care nurses’ emotional intelligence: a scoping review

Cátia Lampreia*, Pedro Correia, Silvia Caldeira, Isabel Rabiais, Manuela Madureira

*Corresponding author for this work

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Objective: Emotional intelligence is often described as the ability to know own emotions and to be aware of other emotions. The emotional intelligence of critical care nurses is a necessary competence for work performance. The aim of this review is to map the evidence on emotional intelligence of nurses working in this specific context. Methods: Scoping review based on Joanna Briggs Institute guidance. Nurses as a population, critical care as a context and emotional intelligence as a concept were considered. Search was conducted using databases and electronic platforms such as CINAHL Complete, MEDLINE complete, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive (via EBSCOhost), MedLine (via PubMed), SCOPUS and Web of Science. From a total of 40 citations, 9 articles have been included in the review. Results: The 9 articles emphasise the relevance of emotional intelligence in the professional experience, in emotional exhaustion and burnout prevention, in enhancing the safety culture of the sick, in contributing to organisational citizenship behaviour, and in resilience. Conclusion: Emotional intelligence is a core competency of critical care nurses, with professional, personal and organisational implications.
Translated title of the contributionCritical care nurses’ emotional intelligence: a scoping review
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)69-75
Number of pages7
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Critical care
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Professional competence


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