Um caminho para o desenvolvimento de competências especializadas

Translated title of the thesis: One way to develop specialised skills and competenses
  • Ana Rita dos Santos Dias Moura (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This Internship Report is part of the curricular subject “Final Internship and Report”, of the 16th Master’s Degree Course in Medical-Surgical Nursing, in the area/matter of People in Critical Situations, of the Nursing School of the Institute of Health Sciences of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa from Porto city. This report reflects the journey carried out during the internship contexts in an Intensive Care Unit and at the National Institute of Medical Emergency. During the current report it is intended to emphasize and analyse the skills and competences acquired while becoming a specialized nurse in both contexts of the internship, taking into account the goals and objectives that I set for myself but also in line with objectives one proposed for the internship guide regarding specific skills for such specialist nurse. In addition, this report follows a critical-reflective and descriptive methodology of the activities engaged during the internship, accounting the most current scientific evidence and my professional experience to demonstrate the acquisition of the specialized skills. During both contexts of the internship, was developed competences regarding the provision of care to the critically ill person and to their family, more specifically, skills: in the management of human and material resources, in respecting for the right and defence of human dignity, communication skills, in management and provision of care for people in critical situations, in management of care while in emergency, exception and catastrophe situations, prevention and control of infection during healthcare, and in continuous improvement of quality for these contexts. Therefore, have managed to promote an efficient and safe care practice for people in critical situations, bearing in mind ethical issues for the provision of care and promote the establishment of therapeutic relationship with the person and his family. Moreover, carry out complementary work such as an integrative review of the literature, a theoretical contextualization for a topic of interest and elaborate a proposal for improvement of the service. Lastly, the completion of this report allowed me to consolidate, record and reflect about the process and the path of development of such competences related to the person and family in a critical situation, leading to a successful achieving of the proposed goals and objectives for Internship.
Date of Award17 Jun 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAmélia Ferreira (Supervisor)


  • Specialist nurse
  • Person in critical condition
  • Specialist nurse skills


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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