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Enfermería: Cuidados Humanizados

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RAMIREZ-PEREIRA, Mirliana  and  OPAZO MORALES, Esmerita. Telling stories to care and transforming. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2018, vol.7, n.2, pp.109-128. ISSN 1688-8375.

Postmodernity has arrived bringing individualism, globalization, and fragmentation of the social fabric. Nursing, in its holistic care conception, must look after the health of the person, the family and the community without losing the connection with itself. The aim of this work was to reflect about the emotions, feelings and thoughts that arise in the nurse-researcher when exploring about the care and the social representations of patients with renal disease. The method used was the interpretative autoethnography, as a methodological proposal that sets apart from the traditional dynamic of nursing. Our conclusion was that there is a connection between the experience of the disease, the qualitative research and the care from the point of view of patients and nurses, confirming the chosen methodology as a proper way to improve the understanding of the phenomena associated with nursing care.

Keywords : Nursing; Renal Insufficiency; Qualitative research; Chronic disease..

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