SPIRITUAL SUPPORT OF NURSES IN CENTERED IN A PATIENT WITH HOPELESSNESS INTENSIVE CARE UNIT – literature review

Patricia Fontes, Isabel CF da Cruz

Abstract


Patients in an intensive care unit has a pre-established vision of suffering and death, being hopeless, thus diverting the focus of his expectations for an improvement.This study aims to analyze the effectiveness of spiritual support made by the nurse in the patient with hopelessness in an intensive care unit.
The method of study was a systematic literature review conducted in Databases Virtual Health Library (Lilacs, SciELO and MedLine), from 20/08/2012 to 06/11/2012 in 10 references analyzed between years 2007 to 2012.
The results suggest that patients with hopelessness in an intensive care has a positive evolution in its clinical, when part of the nurse's spiritual support, causing him to have faith, hope and trustin the irtreatment. It is concluded according to the research nurse who is still unprepared to perform such support these patients.

Keywords


Intensive care unit; Spiritual support; Hopelessness

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