OBJECTIVE: To know the feelings experienced by the nursing professionals who work together and with the death in the emergency unit, providing a moment of reflection on the significance of these. METHOD: This is a qualitative research, with phenomenological approach, held from through interviews with nursing professionals who work in the emergency room in a public hospital in the city of São Paulo. RESULTS: The analysis of the data collected made it possible to realize that the professionals to vivenciarem the process of death and dying, showed feelings: sadness, helplessness, loss, failure and fear. CONCLUSION: the professional nursing is not prepared to deal with such feelings because assume a commitment for the preservation of life. Also, we can say that the subjects of the search live the mourning with the death of patients who care.
Salomé, G. M., Cavali, A., & Espósito, V. H. C. (2009). Sala de emergência: o cotidiano das vivências com a morte e o morrer pelos profissionais de saúde. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, 62(5), 681–686. https://doi.org/10.1590/s0034-71672009000500005