Contributo do enfermeiro para a promoção do autocuidado na Rede Nacional de Cuidados Continuados Integrados

Translated title of the thesis: Nurse's contribution to the promotion of self-care in the National Network of Integrated Continuing Care
  • Luísa Faria Barreto (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Over the last few years, with functionality not keeping up with the increase in average life expectancy, there has been an increase in the number of people facing transition processes that imply, at some point, going through a situation of dependence in relation to the satisfaction of their needs. of self-care. This process, when associated with post-illness/accident recovery situations, often involves going through an inpatient unit in the National Network of Integrated Continuing Care, where there are nursing professionals involved in the self-care reconstruction process. However, despite their undeniable involvement, the visibility of nurses' effective action in this domain is still not clearly explicit, which is why a scoping review was designed following the methodological recommendations of the Joanna Briggs Institute Reviewer's Manual. In the analyzed literature, four determining factors emerge for the dependence of selfcare in terms of changes in body processes, in which nurses are involved, which are the loss of ability to perform fine joint movements, loss of muscle strength, loss of balance and loss of ability of movement coordination. Nurses stand out both in assessing self-care needs and in prescribing systematic interventions (including gait, balance and ability to perform activities of daily living, structured according to individual needs, with the objective of obtaining health gains in the different domains of self-care, mainly in terms of activities of daily living. This scoping review highlights the need for nursing care in the RNCCI, as these can be translated into significant and direct health gains for individuals and their families.
Date of Award18 May 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorArmando Almeida (Supervisor)


  • Self-care
  • Nursing care
  • National continuing care network


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem Avançada

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