O cuidar especializado à pessoa em situação crítica

  • Adriana João Pinto Sequeira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The changes and social changes, as technological and scientific, that as been taking place in the society in general, and particularly in the health’s area, pose new challenges for health professionals. This reality, encourages the reflection and the pursuit of a new knowledge leading the professionals, particularly nurses, to several features and methods, including the demand for continuous training and specialized academic, to give them a professional and personal growth, requiring increasingly a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical inter-related. The course aims the development of skills for the provision of specialized care to the person who experiences the complex processes of critical illness and/or organic decrease in patient and his family, whereby this option was something inevitable, given its almost exclusive dedication to emergency and urgent areas. This report characterizes and contextualizes each stage module, in a critically-reflective way, taking into account the developed activities, as well as, evidencing the adaptations taking into account the setbacks encountered on each service, on this route. Utilizes critical-reflexive methodology on the developed activities, facing to the acquisition of the objectives and competences provided for your personal and professional development, in the fields of competencies defined by the Order of Nurses (NMC) for a specialist nurse. During each stage module, were developed competencies and skills that were mirroring and reverberating, in subsequent stages, being demonstrated by the degree of reflection, progressively deeper and by the improved quality in the developed and adequated activities of it, emerging as central thematic, the Communication and the care related to the person in critical condition, in Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) situation. I note that, in this road, prevails a critical reflection for constructing a solid model, grounded in fundamental pillars in Human Care Will.
Date of Award15 Jul 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPatrícia Pontífice-Sousa (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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