When carrying out this inquiry work was considered, it was noted how important the achievement of a humanized welcome is, as it is during this period that the main signals of stress of the child and the parents are detected, also allowing these feelings to be minimized.
In order to improve the abilities of the nursing staff, we became aware of the necessity to make a diagnosis on our practice, so that adjusted specific behaviours could be developed.
The aim of the study is to identify the most frequent characteristics of the welcome carried through by the nurses in the PICU. This is a study lead in a natural way, of exploratory description character. The sample constitutes the nurses who work in the PICU.
The sample is not probabilistic, such as the sample method used, and it will be an anecdotal presentation, with fifteen nurses.
As data harvest technique, direct observation was adopted, and it will take place between 01/06/2008 and 31/08/2008. To carry through these observations it was elaborated one grade where some attitudes that the nurse will be able to present are described.
All the observed items will have data handling for descriptive statistics. The presentation of the results and conclusions of the study will take place during the congress.