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Rev Gaucha Enferm. 2017 Mar 30;37(spe):e68435. doi: 10.1590/1983-1447.2016.esp.68435.

Philosophy and conceptual framework: collectively structuring nursing care systematization.

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Secretaria de Estado da Saúde de Santa Catarina, Hospital Regional de São José. São José, Santa Catarina, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Departamento de Enfermagem. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil.
Secretaria de Estado da Saúde de Santa Catarina, Instituto de Psiquiatria de Santa Catarina. São José, Santa Catarina, Brasil.
Secretaria de Estado da Saúde de Santa Catarina, Maternidade Carmela Dutra. Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil.



To build the Nursing Philosophy and Conceptual Framework that will support the Nursing Care Systematization in a hospital in southern Brazil with the active participation of the institution's nurses.


Convergent Care Research Data collection took place from July to October 2014, through two workshops and four meetings, with 42 nurses. As a result, the nursing philosophy and conceptual framework were created and the theory was chosen. Data analysis was performed based on Morse and Field.


The philosophy involves the following beliefs: team nursing; team work; holistic care; service excellence; leadership/coordination; interdisciplinary team commitment. The conceptual framework brings concepts such as: human being; nursing; nursing care, safe care. The nursing theory defined was that of Wanda de Aguiar Horta.


As a contribution, it brought the construction of the institutions' nursing philosophy and conceptual framework, and the definition of a nursing theory.

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