Performance Of Nurses In Radiotherapy Services

  • Nauã Rodrigues de Souza
  • Isabel Cristina Ramos Vieira Santos
  • Magaly Bushatsky
  • Daniela de Aquino Freire
  • Jessica Thamires da Silva Melo
  • Eudanusia Guilherme de Figueiredo
  • Marcos Antônio de Oliveira Souza
  • Carmina Silva dos Santos

Abstract

Objective: This study aimed to know the performance of nurses in radiotherapy services.


Methods and Results: It is a cross-sectional, descriptive and exploratory study with a quantitative approach, developed from June to July 2015. The study sample was composed of eight nurses. The data were collected through a structured questionnaire, analyzed through descriptive statistics. It was verified that nurses are not only restricted to care, buy they work in the supervision of the nursing team, monitor the work process, elaborate the action plan, select materials and equipment, schedule the consultations. In addition, it was possible to observe the importance of the nursing consultation for the individualization of the care and effectiveness of the treatment for the patient.


Conclusion: It is observed that for a good progress of the radiotherapy service, there is a need for a trained nursing team with conditions to deal with the complexity and requirements that this modality of treatment demands.


Keywords: Neoplasms; Radiotherapy; Nursing; Nursing Care.

Published
Feb 21, 2017
How to Cite
RODRIGUES DE SOUZA, Nauã et al. Performance Of Nurses In Radiotherapy Services. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, feb. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2343>. Date accessed: 29 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2307.
Section
Oncology