AbstractThis is a Dissertation Research Project from the Science in Healthcare Master’s Program at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). Aim: To discuss the social representations of the ageing process among professional nurses aged 60 years and over, and the effects it may have upon their practice. Method: This a qualitative descriptive study based on the theory of Social Representations developed by Serge Moscovici. It will be conducted at Antonio Pedro University Hospital, and the participants will be nursing professionals. The data collected will be analysed using ALCEST software, which will facilitate the analysis of the group’s collective discourse. This project has been approved by that institution’s IRB.
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