volume 12, issue 5, P751-759 2004
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-11692004000500008
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Abstract: This proposal for Nursing action to prevent acute myocardial infarction (AMI) draws on a doctoral thesis research carried out to investigate the experience of comfort and discomfort in the patient's perspective, by means of the Symbolic Interactionism approach and the Grounded Theory methodology. Data collected by means of interviews with 13 men who had suffered AMI, at two hospitals in São Paulo, Brazil, allowed us to point out what they define as comfortable or uncomfortable. This article focuses on the firs…

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