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Rev Esc Enferm USP. 1999 Dec;33(4):421-7.

[Nursing care of patients with bipolar disorder and feelings of the student nurse: study of a case].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Hospital Prof. Edmundo Vasconcelos, Escola de Enfermagem da USP.


This paper is report of an experience, while graduation student during the Psychiatric Nursing Discipline, where I accompanied a patient carrier of Bipolar Disorder of fasting changing. The nurse-patient interaction is very important because it is through a good relationship that we a trust entail, capable to help the patient in the two different phases, with plans of individualized cares. I comment the depressives and maniacs behaviors of the patient in this study and the therapeutic techniques used in each phase. My feelings during the interaction were analyzed front to the behaviors presented by the patient.

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