Um trajeto rumo à aquisição de competências

Translated title of the thesis: A path for the acquisition of skills
  • Isabel Maria Pereira de Figueiredo (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report intends to demonstrate the journey, evolution and experiences encountered throughout the internships attended in the curricular unit Estágio Final e Relatório, which is part of a Master’s Degree with specialization in Medical-Surgical Nursing from Universidade Católica, Instituto de Ciências da Saúde do Porto 2019-2020. In the field of Medical-Surgical Nursing and Specialised Nursing Care of the Person in Critical Situation, a symptom screening for rapid action is a core pillar in nursing practices. However, taking care of the person should also be a central pillar for the nurses themselves, who also need to be taken care of. According to Ordem dos Enfermeiros (2012), “The professional practice of nursing focuses on the interpersonal relations between a nurse and a person or between a nurse and a group of people…”. It was based on this principle that emerged the need to elaborate a literature review on The effects of mindfulness techniques on reducing stress and burnout among nurses in critical care units. This review aimed to find better emotional responses from the nurses in order to improve the provided healthcare, taking into account that the clinical practice was developed in the Intensive Care Unit and in the Emergency Service, where the environment of practice is complex and exhausting. In this report this two contexts of clinical practice were approached following a descriptive and reflexive methodology. All the skills took in account the Quality Standards of Specialised Nursing Care of the Person in Critical Situation, the nursing ethics and the code of conduct. Furthermore, the practical activities throughout the internship were also developed based on the Competencies of the Specialist Nurse in Medical-Surgical Nursing. They allowed the development of a critical and reflexive vision, giving rise to the acquisition of new skills and the validation of skills previously developed throughout my professional career.
Date of Award24 Jul 2020
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAmélia Ferreira (Supervisor)


  • Mindfulness
  • Specialised nursing care
  • Competencies of the specialist nurse


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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