The Scientific production about the Human Caring Theory: a bibliometric study

  • Eliane Cristina da Silva
  • Carla Lidiane Jácome de Lima
  • Ana Aline Lacet Zaccara
  • Carla Braz Evangelista
  • Evelyne de Lourdes Neves de Oliveira
  • Alana Tamar Oliveira de Sousa
  • Maria de Fátima Oliveira Coutinho Silva
  • Solange de Fátima Geraldo da Costa
  • Jael Rubia Figueiredo de Sá França


The Human Caring Theory supports and guides the nursing care with a view to a holistic and transpersonal care, bringing attention love, ethics and spirituality as an essential component of care. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze Bibliometric indicators of scientific literature concerning the Human Caring Theory disseminated in journals online, with an emphasis on characterization of publications. It is a Bibliometric study in a quantitative approach. The sample was made up of 55 articles published from 1995 to 2015. The data obtained showed that the national journals are published on Human Caring Theory, with predominance of original articles published between the years 2010 and 2011. It is concluded that the publications about the subject investigated quantitative feature listless, considering the period researched. It is suggested to conduct new studies to broaden and deepen the knowledge. 

Key words: Nursing; Nursing Theory; Nursing Care; Bibliometrics; Comprehensive Health Care.

Mar 19, 2017
How to Cite
DA SILVA, Eliane Cristina et al. The Scientific production about the Human Caring Theory: a bibliometric study. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, mar. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2017. doi:

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