Relatório de estágio
: Practicum report

  • Márcia João Meireles Macias (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This document is part of the Curricular Unit Final Internship and Report of the 12th Master's Degree Course in Nursing, including Specialization in Child and Paediatric Health at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto). This internship report highlights what has been learned in this training path towards the acquisition of skills, with the main objective of analysing and to reflecting on problem situations arising from this path in specialized care for children and families. It is worth mentioning that my professional experience assumes relevance in this path and, hence, I was granted prior acquisition of some skills in the area of Child and Paediatric Health Nursing. The required competences, and as per the organization of the document, are grouped into four action areas action: the provision of care, training, management and research. Focused on the development and consequent acquisition, objectives were formulated, accomplished through numerous activities, following a critical and reflective analysis of the action, with theoretical basis in light of more current scientific evidence, requiring bibliographical research, granting it greater consistency, and naturally, mobilization of knowledge and skills acquired along my personal, academic and professional path. Thus, to carry out this work, a descriptive and critical-reflective methodology was used. The development of this process took place in different internship contexts, within the scope of Paediatric Emergency, Neonatology and Primary Health Care. The themes of communication, care partnership, parenting, the promotion of child and youth health and pain bear special focus in the document, transversal to the different internship contexts. The experience led me to review experiences undertaken and analyse the implications for professional practice. In short, the accomplishment of this work reflects the arduous path thus far, with a view of acquiring master's degree skills and becoming a Specialist Nurse in Child and Paediatric Health Nursing, currently seen by me as a great driver of change, aimed at maximizing child and family health. This experience was seen, above all, as a challenge, a great opportunity and a contribution to improving the quality and humanization of care provided.
Date of Award25 Oct 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorIsabel Quelhas (Supervisor)


  • Nursing
  • Child and paediatric health
  • Skills
  • Child
  • Family


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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