Feelings of nurses faced with death: pleasure and suffering from the perspective of psychodynamics of Dejours

Authors

  • Janaína Luiza dos Santos Nurse, Ph.D. Professor, Universidade Estácio de Sá. Nova Friburgo/RJ, Brazil. email: janaina-luiza@hotmail.com
  • Sabrina Corral Mulato Physiotherapist, Post Ph.D. Professora, IPES-Ribeirão Preto/SP, Brazil. email: sbcorral@yahoo.com.br
  • Sonia Maria Villela Bueno Pedagogue. Associated professor, Departamento de Enfermagem Psiquiátrica e Ciências Humanas, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto/SP, Brazil. email: smvbueno@eerp.usp.br
  • Maria Lucia do Carmo Cruz Robazzi Nurse, Ph.D. Titular Professor, Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Centro Colaborador da OPAS/OMS para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Enfermagem, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. email: avrmlccr@eerp.usp.br

Keywords:

Occupational health nursing, nurses, nursing process, death, qualitative research, emotions.

Abstract


Objective. To analyze the feelings of nurses confronting death, according to the Dejourian psychodynamic.

Methods. This is a qualitative, exploratory study, analyzed, interpreted and discussed emphasizing the suffering and pleasure, proposed by Dejours.

Results. Participants were 11 nurses, mostly woman, single, white, Catholic, between two sixteen years of profession. The analysis of responses allowed finding some driving and potentiating factors of feelings of pleasure and suffering. It was identified as pleasure: feeling of accomplishment, comfort and relief; as suffering, sadness, frustration, difficulty with grief, impotence and incapacity. They also have defense mechanisms to prevent suffering, as not to think about suffering and death, taking refuge in work.

Conclusion. The factors related to the pleasure and the pain of Nurses when facing death were identified. Therefore, education is necessary regarding the process of death in academic training and studies that approach the nurse to this natural process.

 

How to cite this article:  Dos Santos JL, Corral-Mulato S, Bueno SMV, Robazzi MLCC. Feelings of nurses faced with death: pleasure and suffering from the perspective of psychodynamics of Dejours. Invest. Educ. Enferm. 2016; 34(3): 511-517.

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Published

2016-10-21

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dos Santos, J. L., Corral Mulato, S., Villela Bueno, S. M., & do Carmo Cruz Robazzi, M. L. (2016). Feelings of nurses faced with death: pleasure and suffering from the perspective of psychodynamics of Dejours. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 34(3). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/325705

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