de Oliveira Gomes, Aline Verônica; de Luca Nascimento, Maria Aparecida; Christoffel, Marialda Moreira; Pereira Antunes, Joice Cristina; Araújo, Marcelle Campos; Cardim, Mariana Gomes
January 2010
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;1/1/2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p375
Academic Journal
Objective: to describe the emotional consequences related to venipuncture in hospitalized children. Methods: this is an upgrade study, literature review, from a qualitative approach. We conducted a literature search in the databases MEDLINE, LILACS and BDENF from March to May 2009. The data were categorized according to the objectives proposed by the reference of thematic analysis. Results: the feelings generated in hospitalized children underwent venipuncture were fear and anxiety. These feelings are that these children will react aggressively and may jeopardize the process of growth and development. The emotional consequences related to venipuncture in hospitalized children can be prevented or minimized from a nurse's role with commitment and ethics, confirming thus the importance of clinical assessment in care delivery. Conclusion: venipuncture in pediatrics, although the focus of many studies of nursing continues to occupy a prominent place in the concern of these professionals, in constant search in the promotion of care based on child development.


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