Nursing process application in a patient with gestational hypertension based in orem


  • Marta Maria Soares Herculano
  • Vanessa Emille Carvalho de Sousa
  • Marli Teresinha Gimeniz Galvão
  • Joselany Áfio Caetano
  • Ana Kelve de Castro Damasceno


Nursing Diagnosis, Hypertension, Pregnancy-Induced, Self Care, Pregnancy, High-Risk .


This case report study aims to describe the experience of using nursing taxonomies in association to Orem´s theory during nursing care of a high risk pregnant. The study was developed in a clinical unit at a reference maternity in Fortaleza, in 2009. We used interview techniques, physical examination, observation and also registered information through a structured instrument, addressing constraining factors, therapeutic demands, individual skills and capacities to fulfill these demands, and self-care deficits. The deficits corresponded to six main nursing diagnoses: Acute pain, Anxiety, Risk of activity intolerance, liveliness to increase self care, risk of disturbed dyad mother/fetus and comfort interference. The use of the nursing process evolved from a fully compensatory system to an education-support system, demonstrating the applicability of the nursing systematization based in Orem´s theory in the scenery in which the study was developed.



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Herculano, M. M. S., Sousa, V. E. C. de, Galvão, M. T. G., Caetano, J. Áfio, & Damasceno, A. K. de C. (2011). Nursing process application in a patient with gestational hypertension based in orem. Rev Rene, 12(2). Retrieved from



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