Group in Nursing: A concept analysis
Objective: To analyze the concept of group in nursing publications based on the evolutionary method.
Method: Evolutionary conceptual analysis using the method proposed by Rodgers. We sought to identify the concept; search for articles on health databases; identify attributes, antecedents and consequences of the studied phenomenon.
Results: The essential attributes of the group were: Participatory; Therapeutic; Structured; and Educative. The background identified: Group Setting and Need for Health. Consequences extracted from the studies were: Autonomy; Behavior change; Empowerment; Learning; and Integration.
Conclusion: It is understood that the concept of group has the purpose of encouraging and facilitating the practice of this technology by professionals.
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