Percurso para enfermeiro especialista

  • Agripina Rosa Pereira Tender (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This paper is the end of an important learning way and it is aimed at registering and sharing the experiences acquired during the Training Period that was held at the Urgency Service of the Hospital Centre of Médio-Ave – Famalicão Unit (Unit I) and at the Intensive Medicine Service of the Hospital Pedro Hispano (Unit II) and also the general and specific competences that were acquired or structured during the named formative period. The present document was built up according to the established by the syllabus of the Master in Nursing with medical-chirurgical specialization and it contains reflexive and analytical features of our performance, wishing to give special visibility to the development of competences in the area of the mentioned specialization as far as the advanced assistance to the critical patient is concerned. In it, the common competences are referred in the initial part, followed by the specific competences of the specialized nurse when assisting the critical patient (suggested by the Nurses Order). The activities, the suggested and/or implemented strategies during the Trainee period, aimed at the acquisition of these competences and the difficulties and/or constraints are mentioned as well and the paper finishes by a conclusion summary. The methodology used when doing this paper is based upon the descriptive and analytical method, through reflex ion and mentioning the activities that were held during the Trainee Period and also in a critical-reflexive analysis, thinking about the suggested strategies and the way they were introduced. We showed, this paper long, that is mandatory to get the master degree in Nursing with Specialization in Medical-chirurgical Nursing, the way how we developed technical-scientific, professional, ethical, social, relational competences, so that we can be able to deal with complex situations, including the ones which happen in the context of the assistance of specialized nursing to the critical patient, in order to reach the excellence level in the nursing care, in name of the professionalism, deontology, the ethic and the human dignity.
Date of AwardJun 2011
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAmélia Rego (Supervisor)


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