Intervenção do enfermeiro na promoção do conforto

  • Ana Margarida Araújo Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This document aims to report all the activities performed during the clinical practices that took place in the Burnt Patient Intensive Care Unit and at the Department of Medicine (1C) from a Portuguese Hospital, in Lisbon (Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte, EPE- Pólo HSM); under the Master's Degree in Nursing of a Professional Nature to become a Specialized Nurse in Medical- Surgical Nursing, provided from the Institute of Health Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal (UCP-ICS). Therefore, it also represents a personal analysis of how the undertaken activities contributed to the development and acquisition of very important skills to practice nursing as a Specialized Nurse in Medical-Surgical nursing. performance extends beyond the hospital stay, benefiting the patient and their family/caregiver also after discharge. In this holistic approach of care, nurses play a central role in its organization within the multidisciplinary health team. The developed activities aimed to promote comfort through meaningful and realistic nurse interventions within the patient and their family/caregiver. The approach of nursing care in the context of hospitalization has also become more comprehensive, and allowed the family entrance into the care setting as a partner in care. The creation and implementation of an organized tour to host family in the ICU (Visita de Acolhimento Familiar) and the project developed for the training of informal caregivers to provide for patient care after discharge, became an important strategy for the promotion of comfort for the patient and family/caregiver, as it was, ultimately, for nurses (as professionals) as well as for the other elements of the multidisciplinary health team, in an attempt to operationalize the Theory of Comfort of K. Kolcaba.
Date of AwardApr 2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorGeorgeana Marques da Gama (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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