Realidade virtual
: uma estratégia para o controlo da dor na pessoa hospitalizada

Translated title of the thesis: Virtual reality: a strategy for pain management in hospitalized pacients
  • Inês Micaelo Sanches Barata (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present report aims to describe the path of personal and professional growth during clinical practice. Through the articulation between theoretical and practical knowledge during the internship, decision-making based on the most recent scientific evidence together with the deontological principles that govern the nursing profession, it was possible to develop specialized skills in Medical-Surgical Nursing: Person in Critical Situation. This report’s structure is based on the path taken in chronological order, describing and analyzing in a reflexive way the activities developed to achieve the objectives proposed during the provision of care to the patient in critical situationin different contexts of clinical practice. I begin this report describing the skills acquired during the professional practice by providing care to the burn victim in a Burn Unit of a Central Hospital in Lisbon, which granted me the accreditation of the curricular unit A Pessoa em Situação Crítica e Família – Vigilância e Decisão Clínica. Regarding the curricular unit Estágio Final e Relatório, I did an internship in an Intensive Care Unit and then in an Emergency Service, where the focus of intervention was to contribute to improving the quality of nursing care provided to the patient in critical situation and his family within the scope of pain control. The defined objectives focused on the acquisition and development of skills in the provision of specialized nursing care in different contexts. The activities developed in order to achieve these objectives were centered on sensitizing the professionals of the teams that I was part of, regarding pain control. At the end of this journey, I assume that I have developed skills as a specialized nurse in caring for the patient in critical situation in order to continue my personal and professional development, promoting excellence in nursing practice.
Date of Award16 Dec 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorIsabel Rabiais (Supervisor)


  • Specialized nurse
  • Critical patient
  • Specific skills
  • Pain
  • Virtual reality


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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