volume 4, issue 1, P111-117 1996
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-11691996000100010
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Abstract: Taking into consideration the traditional official health assistance forms, the present paper discusses questions related to dependence and independence of nurse and patient in the health/illness process. Under that perspective it proposes a relationship that preserves the autonomy of one and the other, so that both can participate in the process of nursing and self-care.