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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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GUERRERO-CASTANEDA, Raúl Fernando  and  OJEDA VARGAS, Ma. Guadalupe. Aging from the perception of nursing. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2017, n.32, pp.155-167. ISSN 1409-4568.


The aging process is conceived as a heterogeneous, irreversible and universal process, this entails a decline in physical abilities. The aging is objective of study for nursing and is necessary to analyze how the nurse and nursing students perceive the aging.


An integrative review of the aging process from the perspective of the nurse was made. It was conducted a search on the data bases SCIELO, LILACS, EBSCO, CUIDEN and REDALYC whit the descriptors "aging" "nursing" "perception" in English, Portuguese and English from January 2011 to November 2015 concerning the theme, the inclusion criteria were: original articles in full text in English, Spanish and / or Portuguese. We excluded editorials, letters, opinion articles, reflection or essay and thesis. Were found 388 articles, was obtained a sample of 10 articles that met the inclusion criteria. Original articles (100%), Qualitative (90%), Descriptive, exploratory (70%), Using open interviews (90%), it was made content analysis (70%).


Regarding professionals find the address of perception in professional practice; it is a way to promote training and extra-academic relations (beliefs, values) to aging.


They are qualitative studies to explore the perception of a phenomenon; it recognized the relationship nurse-older people whit values and theoretical knowledge.

Keywords : perception; aging; nursing; research-activities.

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