Group in Nursing: A concept analysis

  • Glícia Mesquita Martiniano Mendonça Quiteriense
  • Maria Vilani Cavalcante Guedes
  • Maria Célia de Freitas
  • Lúcia de Fátima Silva
  • Maria Adelane Monteiro da Silva
  • Francisca Alanny Rocha Aguiar
  • Leidy Dayane Paiva de Abreu
  • Juliana Vieira Figueiredo
  • Diane Sousa Sales
  • Ana Vírginia de Melo Fialho


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.

Jan 26, 2017
How to Cite
MENDONÇA, Glícia Mesquita Martiniano et al. Group in Nursing: A concept analysis. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, jan. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2021. doi: