Cuidar do doente crítico com dignidade... uma responsabilidade, um compromisso!

  • Daniela Filipa Vinhas Fernandes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report appears on the curricular plan of professional master's degree course, in the area of specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing, and aims to highlight the work done in the curricular unit stage, which materialized in my passage through different clinical contexts, a first time corresponding to module III, which developed in the context of palliative care and a second, corresponding to the module I, which took place in the emergency room, for a total of 360 hours. In each one of my modules provide focused on critical patient care and family, always having underlying respect for the dignity of human life. Based on this assumption searched with the teams I have worked with and give them to the adoption of best practices in critically ill or end-of-life, contemplating the family throughout the disease process. In reality, taking as a reference the concept of dignity that is cross two clinical contexts, goals were defined and established strategies that contemplate this trilogy for the care process, i.e. the transition period health-disease, that the person is experiencing and, after contact with the proximity and inevitability of death. In this way, I will try to maintain a line of continuity and cohesion as reporting my experiences, some theoretical references and support using a descriptive and analytical methodology. With regard to its structure, is organised in four parts, with the stage project. Before the described, this report should not only be statement of skills acquired in the provision of specialized nursing care to adult and elderly patient in critical condition, but above all be representative of a practice reflected that is built from a more critical look on the experiments experienced during this journey of intense and fruitful contact with different realities.
Date of Award15 Jul 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPatrícia Pontífice-Sousa (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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