Cuidar nos diferentes contextos da prática clínica
: pessoa em situação crítica

  • Marina Rubina Vasconcelos Andrade (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Caring in Different Contexts of Practice: Person in Critical Situation," This stage report is where I want to highlight the work of the Curricular Unit Stage of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Emergency Department, Intensive Care and Infection Control) in search for acquisition and development of specific skills of specialist nurses in medical-surgical nursing. It has as purpose to complete the Master’s Degree in Nursing with Specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing, developed by the Universidade Católica do Porto. I intend to expose with this report the work developed in the refereed Curricular Unit; to describe the skills acquired and developed in nursing care to the person in critical condition, revealing the lines that guided my performance for a sustained practice, to reflect upon actions and their ethical and social implications for excellence in caring. I used the descriptive analysis, using the parameters to take into account in preparing the report provided by the advisor, the draft stage, the literature researched and reflective analysis developed over the course of my internship through the portfolios of modules stage, given twofold: my areas of interest and continuous improvement in comprehensive care to the person in critical condition. It is organized into three phases: introduction, where I’ve contextualized the work performed, the development where I’ve explained the skills acquired during the traineeship and the conclusion with a reflection of the content developed, proposing some suggestions in the practice of care, teaching and nursing investigation. In the three modules of training, I’ve developed skills as a future nurse specialist in the care of critically ill patients in the context of urgency / emergency, intensive care and infection control. I made several reflections on aspects of advanced nurse practice and worked out various work needed to practice excellence nursing. This report contributed to the reflection of daily practice of nursing and to leverage changes in attitudes and behaviors in order to excellence of care, as well as to meet the needs of the patient.
Date of Award2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAmélia Rego (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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