Malignant Neoplastic Wounds: Clinical Management Performed by Nurses

  • Glenda Agra Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Josenilda Pereira dos Santos Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Alana Tamar Oliveira de Sousa Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Bernadete de Lourdes André Gouveia Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Débora Thaíse Freires de Brito Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Elton de Lima Macêdo Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Maria Vitória de Souza Medeiros Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Edlene Régis Silva Pimentel Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Patrícia Simplício de Oliveira Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Thalys Maynnard Costa Ferreira Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Daniele Martins do Nascimento Oliveira Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Simone Helena dos Santos Oliveira Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Maria Júlia Guimarães Oliveira Soares Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Marta Miriam Lopes Costa Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Abstract

Abstract


Objective: Investigate the clinical management of patients with neoplastic wounds by nurses. Methods: This is an exploratory study, with qualitative approach, conducted in August 2014, with ten clinical nurses of a philanthropic hospital that provides care to patients with advanced cancer. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and data analysis was performed using the Minayo’s Thematic Analysis Technique, which enabled the construction of one category and four subcategories.


Results: The nurses’ knowledge on the clinical management of wounds is weak and has many weaknesses involving patients with advanced cancer.


Conclusion: One evidenced the need to invest in continuing education and implementation of protocols that support greater autonomy of nurses in decision-making, ensuring legal support to these professionals to improve care for people with neoplastic wounds.


Key words: Skin Ulcer; Wounds and Injuries; Oncology Nursing; Nursing Care.

Published
Nov 25, 2016
How to Cite
AGRA, Glenda et al. Malignant Neoplastic Wounds: Clinical Management Performed by Nurses. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, nov. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2043>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2215.
Section
Oncology

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