Adesão terapêutica
: um passo para uma transição saudável

  • Catarina Tomás Martinho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report aims to clarify what was the route taken to the degree of master and nurse specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing, by the Instituto de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, being the acquisition of expertise in the care of the person and his family, experiencing the disease process in its various contexts , the stage for obtaining the same. This report will present the three reflexively experiences gained in the modules that constitute the clinical practice: Emergency Service, Intensive Care Unit and Palliative Home Care Unit of different central hospitals of Lisbon. The personal and professional development in these fields led to growth and maturation of individual skills, implied defragmentation of known previous processes and break with some routines already established during my professional experience, which in itself was a challenge. Besides, in which one of them I tried to develop activities related to therapeutic adherence and moreover, the increasingly importance of the nurse’s role of the nurse in this process; as well as the increase of safe practice by the nurses, factors of the quality of nursing care provided daily to the patients. To achieve that, I centered my primary research with the question "What nursing interventions improve medication adherence?" then I performed a literature systematic review. In this course I note the need to constantly adapt face to the unforeseen, but this events were enhancers of creativity and dynamism, very useful tools in the search for the best solutions. It also made possible the articulation between the theory and daily practice in many perspetives, critical reflection and the process of choosing. To sum up, this report includes the various steps of this journey, details of developed projects, reflected experiences and skills that have derived from them and the thrive to continue to implement projects that are the answer the nursing practice problems and contribute to the improvement of nursing care provided
Date of Award31 Mar 2016
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorIsabel Rabiais (Supervisor)


  • Medication Adherence
  • Nursing Care
  • Quality


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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