Márcia Bucchi Alencastre

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The present research aims at studying the psychiatric nursing bibliographical production in Brazil, from 1932 to 1993. Therefore, the authors searched national journals, annals of the Brazilian Nursing Congresses, Annals of the National Seminars on Nursing Research and Catalogues of the Brazilian Nursing Association--Center of Nursing Studies and Research.(More)
The purpose of this article is to ponder on the relevance of palliative care in assisting ill patients with neoplasias in their dwellings, since palliative care aims at giving patients and their families the best attainable quality of life. Despite the great emphasis placed upon this type of care being aimed at terminal patients, many of its principles are(More)
The present article aims at reflecting on the experience of the authors about the nursing undergraduate teaching on group dynamics, that began in 1992. Authors focus nursing and the works with groups; the structure, content and development of this specific course.
This work consist of a bibliographic review about the inclusion of the psychiatry in general hospitals. Through it we were able to approach some historical aspects concerning the presence of mentally ill people in general hospitals, the creation and organization of psychiatric units in general hospitals, the hospitalization of psychiatric patients in(More)
The present study investigates the opinion of healthcare professionals (nurses) toward drug users; to identify individual approaches and to know what knowledge they consider essential to the nursing care. The information was collected by interviewing 7 nurses from health units in the city of Biguacu-SC, using the Bardin technique of analysis. This sample is(More)
This is a quanti-qualitative study that had the purpose to characterize nurses who work in psychiatric institutions at the city of Ribeirão Preto, focussing on their education, identifying nursing actions that those professionals perform daily and finding out about practice and knowledge that they consider specific to their area. The discussions on the(More)
This article is a theoretical thought concerning how relatives were included in the attendance the person in mental suffering. The onset was the constitution of Psychiatry as a medical science up to our days. We noticed that the family was excluded from the care to the mental patient and that attention and investigation of the matter only started after(More)
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