Promoção da autoestima
: intervenções autónomas e especializadas de enfermagem

  • Inês da Cunha Baetas Robalo Nunes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Self-esteem is the emotional component of self-concept: it transcends what we think we are and corresponds to an assignment of value to that judgment we make of ourselves. The development of self-esteem begins in childhood but influences relationships through all lifespan, as well as the ability to cope and solve problems. Self-esteem is an important focus of attention for Nursing. Nurses with a specialty degree in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing have an importantrole in caring for people with diminished self-esteem, having at their disposal several autonomous and specialized interventions. The most recent literature review informs that these include cognitive-behavioural interventions, aid relationship, psychoeducation, expressive therapies, and reminiscence therapy, among others. This report was prepared within the scope of the Master's Degree in Nursing withspecialization in Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. The mandatory internship was carried out in three sequential modules, based on a project focused on self-esteem as a guideline throughout all the process. Module 1 -Promoting healthy lifestyles, diagnosis and prevention, was carried out in a Psychiatry Day- Hospital; Module 2 - Development of competencies in intervention units for adults in crisis, was done in a Psychiatry inpatient unit; and Module 3, optional, was performed in a Palliative home care unit. Through a descriptive and reflexive methodology, the objective of this report is to analyse the course carried out, supporting the self-esteem-promoting interventions mobilized and exploring the developed skills. Through the internship I had the opportunity to develop complex but critical competences for autonomous and specialized nursing care in mental health. Those included deepening self-knowledge, expanding my reflective capacity, acquiring skills for intervention for optimization and recovery of mental health and competences for the mobilization of psychotherapeutic, sociotherapeutic, psychosocial and psychoeducational interventions.
Date of Award6 Jul 2018
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorPaulo Rosário de Carvalho Seabra (Supervisor)


  • Self-esteem
  • Mental health
  • Interventions
  • Skills
  • Nursing home


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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