Palliative care and nursing in dissertations and theses in Portugal: a bibliometric study

  • Maria Amélia Leite Ferreira Unidade de Cuidados à Comunidade de Lousada
  • Alexandra Manuela Nogueira de Andrade Pereira Unidade de Cuidados à Comunidade de Lousada
  • José Carlos Amado Martins Universidade do Porto; Faculdade de Medicina
  • Maria do Céu Barbieri-Figueiredo Escola Superior de Enfermagem do Porto

Abstract

Objective To identify the academic scientific production on palliative care in master dissertations and PhD theses carried out by nurses in Portugal. Method A descriptive retrospective study of bibliometric type with search for the abstracts available in repositories of higher education institutions in the period 2000-2014. Results Of the 1814 papers identified, 249 met the inclusion criteria (ten doctoral theses and 239 master dissertations). The most representative methodological approach was quantitative (31.35%) and the most studied area was family/informal caregiver (20.69%). The most studied target population were the students/health professionals (38.51%). Conclusion The academic scientific production in this area has been growing in spite of the need for continued investment in order to fill the identified gaps.

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Published
2016-04-01
How to Cite
Ferreira, M., Pereira, A., Martins, J., & Barbieri-Figueiredo, M. (2016). Palliative care and nursing in dissertations and theses in Portugal: a bibliometric study . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 50(2), 317-323. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420160000200019
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