Investigación y Educación en Enfermería
versão impressa ISSN 0120-5307
This article analyses from an historical perspective life experienced events in nursing and their effects in professional self esteem, first as caregivers and later as nurses. The article critically reflects about facts that stamped the practice of nursing during every one of its historical evolution phases: domestic, vocational, technical and professional; and how those facts could have influenced and how still influence the development of professional self- esteem. The principal problems of each phase are analysed in order to present some change proposals to improve the situations considered.
Palavras-chave : self-esteem; nursing; nursing history.