This report describes the route held during the internship and reflects on the process of professional and academic development and, on the development of skills inherent to the nurse specialist, according to the established by the Master's degree in nursing with specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing School of Lisbon, the Institute of Health Sciences at Universidade Católica Portuguesa The provision of specialized nursing care in the person in critical condition and his/her family requires the ability to prevent, anticipate and respond to highly complex health situations, through ethical, professional ethics, technical, scientific and relational, competences based on scientific evidence. Increasingly, we are faced with dilemmas and challenges in clinical practice that deserve our critical reflection and the ability to solve problems in a creative and innovative way. We must be bold in the way we think. For that, we need to know, understand and follow our society and the people that constitute it. In our society, the elderly population is a group of particular vulnerability, especially when they develop dementia. With the increase in life expectancy and the aging of the population, there are new challenges, in particular the evaluation of pain in the elderly with advanced dementia. Thus, through a Systematic review – Scoping Review, we intend to map the existing literature about the complex factors that difficultate the evaluation of pain in elderly people with advanced dementia institutionalized. In this way, we aim to contribute to our development on our skills when we assess and manage pain in the Elderly with dementia, trough a practice of nursing based in critical thinking and scientific evidence.
|Date of Award
|5 Dec 2018
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Sérgio Deodato (Supervisor)
- Pain assessment