Theoretical nursing conceptions in hospitalized child care: scoping review

Fernanda Manuela Loureiro, Ana Vanessa dos Reis Ameixa Antunes, Zaida Borges Charepe

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OBJECTIVE: Identify the theoretical concepts that have been used in the context of nursing care for hospitalized children. METHODS: Scoping review was carried out according to the PRISMA-ScR methodology. The research limitations included: primary studies dealing with the use of theoretical concepts of nursing in the provision of care to hospitalized children, access in full text, in Portuguese or English and published between 2000 and 2019. Research was carried out on grassroots platforms (EBSCOhost, PubMed, SciELO and Web of Science), gray literature and in the bibliography of selected articles. RESULTS: 21 studies were found and 10 theoretical conceptions of nursing were identified, with family-centered care being the most used. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS: The variability of the identified theoretical conceptions is emphasized, with no evidence to support the use of one in detriment of the other. A more integrative theoretical conception, which adds care centered both on the family and the child, emerges as a research trend.
Translated title of the contributionConcepções teóricas de enfermagem nos cuidados à criança hospitalizada: scoping review
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20200265
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2021


  • Child
  • Hospitalization
  • Nursing
  • Nursing theory
  • Review


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