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Investigación y Educación en Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0120-5307
On-line version ISSN 2216-0280

Abstract

SOARES CANTIDIO, Farley; VIEIRA, Maria Aparecida  and  DE SENA, Roseni Rosângela. Significado de la muerte y del morir para los alumnos de enfermería. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2011, vol.29, n.3, pp.407-418. ISSN 0120-5307.

Objective. To describe the meaning of death and dying for students in the last year of nursing in the Estatal de Montes Claros University, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Methodology. Exploratory qualitative study, which used guided semi-structured interview as instrument to collect data. Nursing students enrolled in the program in 2010 who were in the 7th and 8th semester were studied. Data was analyzed using the discourse analysis technique. Results. Interviewees saw death as a "mystery", "loss" of a loved one, and as a "transition" or "passing" from life existence to other one after death. When building meanings about finity, they expressed sadness, suffering and impotence towards the few lived experiences. For students, undergraduate training has contributed a little to the care of dying people. Conclusion. Participating students have a deficient training in care concepts and methodologies for people coping with death.

Keywords : attitude to death; students; nursing; education.

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