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Brazilian Nursing Communication Symposium


ALVIM, Alyne de Medeiros, SANTOS, Camila de Oliveira, FIGUEIREDO, Nébia Maria Almeida de et al. Caring for the dead body: an experience report.. In: BRAZILIAN NURSING COMMUNICATION SYMPOSIUM, 8., 2002, São Paulo. Proceedings online... Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto - USP, Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000052002000200050&lng=en&nrm=abn>. Acess on: 01 July. 2022.

This study is an experience report at a unit of patients in serious conditions of a Public Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. The authors, who are nursing students, experienced the process of a client’s death and care for the body after death. This created many conflicts, doubts, positive and negative emotions, loaded with reflections on care and nursing. Machado, Figueiredo (1999) and Kübler-Ross (1997) were used as a theoretical framework.

Keywords : nursing; death; care.

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