Therapeutic relationship with child in perioperative nursing care

  • Fabiana Faleiros UNESP; Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu; Enfermagem
  • Maria Lúcia Araújo Sadala Disciplina de Relacionamento Enfermeiro Paciente
  • Eliana Mara Rocha Disciplina de Enfermagem em Centro Cirúrgico
Keywords: Child, Perioperative care, Nursing care, Play


The purpose of this study was to analyse the therapeutic relationship between a nursing student and a 3 years old child during perioperative period . Through the use of careful development assessments, preoperative tours, and therapeutic play techniques her fears and anxiety because of hospitalization and surgery were reduced and the surgical experience was lived by the child in a constructive manner. Parents and peri-operative team have evaluated positively the preparation and assessment of the child for surgery.


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Faleiros, F., Sadala, M., & Rocha, E. (2002). Therapeutic relationship with child in perioperative nursing care. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 36(1), 58-65.
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