Who and where are specialist nurses in enterostomal therapy in Brazil?



Nurse, Professional practice, Stomatherapy.


Objective: To characterize the educational and professional profile of the Brazilian enterostomal therapist nurses with a view to assessing the scope of the specialty in the present and to map the professional practice in the specialty. Method: It is an exploratory and descriptive study with a quantitative approach conducted during 2016, carried out with 548 nurses, graduates, specialized in the area of enterostomal therapy. Data were collected by questionnaires and organized in the software Microsoft Excel®, presented in absolute numbers and percent in the form of graphs and tables. Results: The data point to growth pathways of enterostomal therapy education programs, their dissemination in the country’s regions and expansion of the number of graduates, as well as the predominance of the Southeast region for the formation and performance of the enterostomal therapist nurses. As for the areas of professional practice, there is a greater concentration of professionals in the care of people with wounds and in the care area. Conclusion: Most Brazilian enterostomal therapists have been working in the area for less than 10 years, especially in the care area, predominantly in the care of people with injuries. One of the concerns pointed out by the study refers to the need for the specialist to act and disclose the other areas of the specialty – ostomy and incontinence.


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Author Biographies

Maria Angela Boccara de Paula, Universidade de Taubaté, Taubaté-SP, Brasil

Professor Assistente doutor do Departamento de Enfermagem e Nutrição da Universidade de Taubaté. Docente do Programa de Mestrado em Educação e Desenvovimento Humano da Universidade de Taubaté. Coordenador do curso de especialização em Estomaterapia da Universidade de Taubaté. Mestrado e Doutorado pela Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo.

Suzana Lopes Salgado Ribeiro, Universidade de Taubaté- UNITAU e Centro Universitário Sul de Minas - UNIS-MG

Professor Assistente Doutor do Departamento de História da Universidade de Taubaté.Docente do Programa de Mestrado em Educação e Desenvovimento Humano da Universidade de Taubaté e do Programa em Gestão e dEsenvolvimento Regional do Centro Universitário do Sul de Minas.

Vera Lúcia Conceição de Gouveia Santos, Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo

Professora  Livre Docente e Titular da Escola de Enfermagem da USP.Membro do Conselho Editorial do Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing, do Chronic Wound Care Management and Research; Líder do Grupo de Pesquisa "Estomaterapia: estomas, feridas agudas e crônicas e incontinências urinária e anal", registrado no CNPq, cadastrado em 2004.



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Boccara de Paula MA, Ribeiro SLS, Santos VLC de G. Who and where are specialist nurses in enterostomal therapy in Brazil?. ESTIMA [Internet]. 2020 Mar. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 17];17. Available from: https://www.revistaestima.com.br/estima/article/view/820



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