Um caminho a seguir

  • Cátia Patrícia Vale dos Santos (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The present report expresses the overall appreciation about the lived and reflected experiences resulting from the final phase of the Master of Nursing on Specialization in Medical- Surgical Nursing, which culminated in the achievement of two internships: Module I – Emergency Service on the Pedro Hispano Hospital and Module III – Optional in the context of Pre Hospital. The objectives of the work are of illustrating the stages carried out during the internships; of evidencing the systematic reflection of the lived experiences and professional practice; of demonstrating the development of specialist skills in the area of Medical- Surgical Nursing and of satisfying an evaluative parameter. In order to enrich all the stages of skills acquisition it was elaborated, at an early stage, an internship project where it were outlined individual specific objectives, focusing the activities / strategies to develop before each one of them. During the internships, the portfolio was the document with duly organized information, contextualized, commented and reflected, favoring the creativity, self-assessment and selfknowledge in the way of developing personal and professional skills. The experiences lived in the two internships allowed to operate knowledge, acquire new knowledge and implement strategies for the resolution of identified problems taking into account a critical and reflective analysis. In the context of Emergency Service it was evidenced and reflected the helping relation and the team’s communication with the person / family living a situation of urgent / emergent illness independently of the working conditions felt by the professionals. After the identification of the nursing team’s formative necessities it were performed two training moments about the Pressure Ulcers and new directives. The infection control area associated to the healthcare was also motive of reflection before the used practices and the found physical structures. In pre hospital context this was also one of the ongoing concerns that justified the suggestion of strategies implementation. The finding of trauma reality associated to road accidents with velocipedes raised in me curiosity and necessity of resolution. After intense bibliographical research it was organized an awareness campaign for the correct use of helmet on velocipedes through the preparation and publication of an article and a raising awareness pamphlet. The stimulation to investigation, the incorporation and the comprehension of the implications of this in the practice based on the evidence were the essence of the skills acquisition. The critical reflective spirit was a constant during this long, arduous and tiring path but, simultaneously, enriching, profitable and enterprising, well-marked by the acquisition and development of skills. This entire path led to the beginning of a new phase of my professional life, now as a specialist nurse in Medical- Surgical Nursing. A new path to follow…
Date of Award2013
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAmélia Ferreira (Supervisor)


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