Palliative care to critical patients: a focus on the performance of nursing

Authors:Kaiomakx Renato Assuncao Ribeiro, Edivalda Pereira de Abreu, Andre Rodrigues dos Santos, Rachel Iglesias Teodoro dos Santos, Bruna Alves da Silva Ferreira, Vinicius Lucio Paes, Maria Madalena Borgca
Int J Biol Med Res. 2019; 10(3): 6805-6809  |  PDF File

Abstract

Objective: To discuss through literature about palliative care as well as the performance of the nursing team facing these patients in the intensive care unit. Method: This is a study of integrative review to search for articles in the databases BDENF, LILACS, SciELO, MEDLINE. In order to establish the guiding question used the strategy of research peak. Were included articles are available in their entirety, electronically and published between 2007 and 2017. Results: There were found 133 articles of which only 10 were analyzed by addressing the process of terminality, palliative care, the inclusion of strategies and contributions of the communication. Among some care identified stood the comfort and hygiene of the patient, pain management, reception room, communication between the professional/patient/family, among others. Conclusion: it is concluded that the final pathway of life of those hospitalized in the ICU is triggered a multitude of feelings, which require the nursing team adequate assistance that minimize the suffering.