Evaluating the orientations of nursing in perioperatory care - a descriptive study

Norma Valéria D. de O. Souza, Maristela F. Silva, Graciete S. Marques, Fernanda R. Rodrigues, Élissa Jôse E. R. Cruz


Introduction: The orientation makes possible the client adaptation to his health condition, minimizing his anxiety , and can be offered in orientation groups for health. The extension project “ Orientating the client in surgical situation to diferenciate the care” helps to understand the internation process and was implemented in order to minimize the orientation deficit about client perioperatory. Objective: To evaluate the project from clients perception. Methodology: Quantitative case study developed in may/june/2005 with preoperatory clients of general surgery. Main Results: The participants referred that it was important to receive preoperatory information, learned them and suggested the group ampliation for all the surgical clients of the hospital in question. Conclusions: The project has been suitably developed, and clients consider it relevant to cover all their health needs; suggestions that were given reveal the necessity to amplify offer/participation at meetings for the other surgical clients of this hospital.


Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Health Education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.2006153


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