Malignant Neoplastic Wounds: Clinical Management Performed by Nurses
Keywords:Skin Ulcer; Wounds and Injuries; Oncology Nursing; Nursing Care
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 Minayoâ€™s Thematic Analysis Technique, which enabled the construction of one category and four subcategories.
Results: The nursesâ€™ 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.
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