2014, Number 1
Rev Cuba Enf 2014; 30 (1)
Costa CLM, Farias OE, Pereira Á, de Camargo CL
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ABSTRACTThis article presents reflections on the daily experiences in the course of professional practice of nurses and ways of coping with institutional requirements, in private hospitals in the city of Salvador. The objective of the article is to reflect about the professional practice of nurses, as well as recent changes that have occurred in the hospital setting. In this manner, the authors reflect on the postmodern aspect of Michel Maffesoli, regarding the daily life of nurses, social and work relations and survival mechanisms, both in and out of the workplace, when faced with certain unfavorable conditions imposed upon by the institution. This analysis demonstrates that the professional necessities of nurses must be negotiated in the workplace, including comprehensive analysis of organic relations, which is necessary for the humanization of services and quality of life for professionals.