O cuidado confortador à boca na pessoa hospitalizada

Translated title of the thesis: The comforting mouth care in the hospitalised person
  • Joana Nogueira Gameiro Capaz (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Post-graduate training in Nursing assumes a predominant role in thedevelopment of each individual nurse and in the provision of quality nursing care,enabling the combination of knowledge with the development and certification ofscientific, technical, ethical and relational skills, which are meant to be specialized.This report refers to the work achieved in the Internship Modules, within the10th Master's Degree in Nursing, Specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing, of theHealth Sciences Institute, of the Portuguese Catholic University. With a total of 360hours, it describes the activities carried out as well as the skills developedthroughout the modules. The course unit was composed of three modules: ModuleI - General Adult Emergency Service, completed at the Urgent Care Unit of a PrivateHospital of the District of Lisbon; Module II - Unit of Intensive Care and IntermediateCare, description of the main activities developed over 15 years, which providedaccreditation; Module III - Optional, held in a Continuous and Palliative Care Unit ofa Private Hospital of the District of Lisbon.The methodology used for the conception of the present study is based on a descriptive, reflexive and introspective analysis of the experiences witnessed in the scope of the development of specialized competences, appropriate to the clinical practice in the Medical-Surgical Nursing sector. These were based on the assumptions defended by the Theories of Comfort of Katharine Kolcaba and Patrícia Pontífice Sousa.The transversal axis that underlies the three modules is related to the promotion of comfort, more specifically to comforting mouth care in the hospitalised person. Further, aiming to a better understanding of the current scientific knowledge about the controversies associated with mouth care and develop nurses sensitivy and awareness to this problem.
Date of Award16 Jul 2018
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPatrícia Pontífice-Sousa (Supervisor)


  • Nursing care
  • Skills in medical-surgical nursing
  • Comfort


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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