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  • Andreia Patrícia Conde de Almeida (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Introduction: In the scope of the 13th Master's Course in Medical-Surgical Nursing with anarea of specialization in Critical Care Nursing, by the Lisbon Institute of Health Sciences ofthe Portuguese Catholic University, emerges this report that corresponds to the culminationof a process of development of specialized critical care nursing skills in the care of the personin critical situation.Objective: The main objective of this report is the evaluation of the entire learning processdeveloped through the presentation of the contributions of the research elaborated and theexposure of the activities performed in internship, and thus allow the certification ofcompetencies as a specialist and master nurse.Methodology: Through a descriptive, analytical and reflective methodology, the skills profiledeveloped (master and specialist) is presented, supported by a practice based on evidenceand determined during the internship in an Intensive Care Unit of Cardiothoracic Surgeryand Burn Unit. It presents the Systematic Literature Review of evidence of meaning aboutthe phenomenon of sleep in people and professionals.Results: It portrays personal, professional and academic skills, referring to a set of attitudes,values and behaviors inherent to specialized care and the development of master skills. Itexposes the creation of the proposal of quiet time standard as an activity developed, with itsaudit grid, signage and poster, with the purpose of promoting sleep in the Burn Unit. The Systematic Review shows the subjectivity of sleep quality with disparities in its appreciation and reveals that the experience of sleep has an impact not only on the experience of critical disease per se, but also in the recovery process. Conclusion: Based on the skills acquired, supporting myself in a posture of reflection inaction and on action, combined with a practice based on evidence, I was able to embrace thespecialized nursing action, in a holistic, individualized, safe and with the best quality.
Date of Award16 Dec 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorFilipa Veludo (Supervisor)


  • Skills
  • Care
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Specialization
  • Master
  • Sleep


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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