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Signifying the praxis of hemodialysis nurses: contributions to nursing care– Grounded Theory study

Genesis de Souza Barbosa, Glaucia Valente Valadares


This study is linked to the master program of post-graduate degree in Nursing, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, aims to characterize the significance of nursing care to nurses who work in hemodialysis; Identify from nurses’ performance in hemodialysis: the context of care, strategies for action / interaction, intervening factors and the related implications for care, examine the dynamics of hemodialysis care in seeking the understanding of the distinction and complementarity between the expressive and procedural, to propose a substantive theory relating the meaning ascribed to nephrologist care by nurses with the care offered to clients on hemodialysis with a view to recovery of the human. Qualitative study of type grounded theory using the theoretical Symbolic Interactionism. The scenario is a university hospital in Rio de Janeiro and the subjects are nurses working in hemodialysis. For data collection will be adopted semi-structured interviews and systematic observation. The analysis will follow the guidance of grounded theory.



Hemodialysis; Specialties ;Nursing Practice


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