Revista Cubana de Enfermería
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2961
LARANJEIRA, Carlos. From the uncertainty to acceptance of someone who waits a medical verdict. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.1, pp. 66-78. ISSN 1561-2961.
The objective of present paper was to embrace the distance concerning the experiences of someone experimenting the unforgettable wait of a diagnosis, as well as to validate the theoretical model representative of that experience. Symbolic Interact and the Grounded Theory as references: theoretical in the first case and methodological in the second one. The study was conducted in a medical unit of a Portuguese hospital for January and July, 2009. Seventeen subjects were interviewed. The results allowed us to obtain a "to pass" code-mediated theoretical model, which included for patterns; uncertainty, rational wait, negation and acceptance. All participants used particularly the uncertainty and negation patterns had a solid therapeutic relationship lined by emotional support. The diagnostic phase is represented as a critical period that is why the nursing professionals assume a distinguished place as promoters in the transition from the anxiety to confidence.
Palavras-chave : Diagnosis; interact; transition.