Relatório de estágio
: a busca pela excelência

  • Diana Maria Queirós Ferreira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report serves to illustrate the route made over the course of Masters in Nursing with specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing, which culminated with the completion of an internship in the field. This includes three modules: Module I - ER Hospital Center of Entre Douro e Vouga - Unit of Santa Maria da Feira, Module II - Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital Centre of Vila Nova de Gaia / Espinho, and Module III - Prehospital Care in the U.S. delegation at the National Institute of Medical Emergency. The goals I want to achieve with this report are: learning and reflect on their contribution to achieving the objectives proposed in the draft stage, analyze and reflect upon the skills acquired / developed in various domains, and document the learning undertaken. Towards achieving the methodology used was descriptive and critical-reflective, becoming the experiences in the context of stage and its reflection, resulting from an intensive literature research and exchange of experiences among the different professionals with whom I had contact. In order to enrich the journey that culminates in the acquisition and development of skills inherent in the nurse specialist, was developed initially stage of a project, which addressed the objectives and outlined the activities and strategies designed to achieve them. This led to the development of portfolios whose content consisted of a description of experiences in the context of stage and its critical reflection, based on scientific knowledge, in order to clarify how the objectives were met and skills acquired / developed. All contexts stage were an asset in my personal and professional development, as it provided me with enriching experiences, allowing me to operationalize knowledge, acquire new knowledge and implement strategies for solving / minimizing the problems identified. These personal and professional gains are critical to the completion of my journey, not only as a nurse specialist, but also to acquire a master's degree in nursing in the Medical-Surgical. In all the places where I spent, I left an important contribution to the provision of nursing care excellence. The areas of prevention and control of infection, assessment and management of pain, the establishment of a therapeutic relationship based on efficient and effective communication and ethical principles, were cause for reflection and discussion, by comparing the practices observed and theoretical knowledge acquired. Some of these areas have raised my investment in training sessions, opportunities for improvement considered. The effort was rewarded by the satisfaction, collaboration and commitment of the participants. Thus, the stimulation of research, its incorporation and understanding of its implications in practice, the critical spirit, creativity and the need to innovate were a constant throughout this course and guided the three modules stage. The route taken was marked by the acquisition of skills necessary for the nurse specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing, essential for my professional future. These skills are also essential in a nursing expert worthy of the title of master in nursing in the area of Medical-Surgical Nursing.
Date of Award25 Feb 2014
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria Rocha (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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