Nursing process: from literature to practice. What are we actually doing?

  title={Nursing process: from literature to practice. What are we actually doing?},
  author={Simoni Pokorski and Maria Antonieta Moraes and R. Chiarelli and Angelita Paganin Costanzi and Eneida Rejane Rabelo},
  journal={Revista latino-americana de enfermagem},
  volume={17 3},
OBJECTIVES To describe the steps of the nursing process as prescribed in the literature and to investigate the process as actually applied in the daily routine of a general hospital. METHODS Cross-sectional retrospective study (May/June 2005), performed in a hospital in Porto Alegre, RS. Medical records of adult patients admitted to a surgical, clinical or intensive care unit were reviewed to identify the nursing process steps accomplished during the first 48 h after admission. The form for… 

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