Os enfermeiros constantemente invadem a intimidade e a privacidade do doente ao realizar os cuidados de enfermagem, porém raramente discutem os aspectos que envolvem esse problema. A literatura de enfermagem abrangendo esse tema é escassa, motivando a elaboração deste estudo com o objetivo de sensibilizar os enfermeiros quanto à relevância e necessidade de reflexão sobre o assunto. Ressaltam-se questões ético-legais e morais que permeiam a invasão da privacidade, apontando as responsabilidades dos profissionais de enfermagem. Discute-se a atuação dos Comitês de Ética em Pesquisa e das Comissões de Ética de Enfermagem das Entidades como mecanismos de controle e proteção dos indivíduos, circunstanciando, principalmente, a respeito da conduta e postura dos enfermeiros no processo de cuidar. O estudo alerta para a necessidade de discussão e reavaliação dos papéis desses mecanismos e da qualidade da assistência de enfermagem, uma vez que a proteção da privacidade dos doentes ainda é deficiente.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The present paper had for aims to study the effects of the nursing aid given to surgery patients submitted to previously appointed surgeries through written communication instruments proposed by Araújo and Noronha/Noronha and Araújo (1998), to assess comparatively the quality of this aid given, during the Pre and Post surgery periods. The results obtained on this research prove that 89,3 % of the patients received nursing directions during the pre-surgery period and 89,3% during the post-surgery period; the most of the interviewees couldn't identify the nursing professional responsible for the directions the periods surgery. There were complaints the nursing care given, but most of the patients classified that care as excellent or good.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: The aim of this study is to gain insight into the meaning of being a nursing professional working in a public Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU). This study addresses aspects related to their way of being and feeling from the perspective of ITU patients care and treatment. Methods: A qualitative research was applied based on a phenomenological background. The guiding question of the study was "what does it mean to you being an ITU nursing professional?" Results: The results show that the lack of human and material resources in the ITU contributes to a feeling of low self-esteem. It pointed out a stressfull work which can lead to problems in the health assistance quality. Conclusion: The stress at work affects psychologically the ITU nursing professionals and it can have negative outcomes in the patients treatment, caused by the isolation and aleniation phenomena.
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