E. C. D. A. Nunes, Edla Lobo Muniz
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Objective The aim of this paper was to reveal the individual nurse in the leadership process for transpersonal care of the nursing team. Method This is a descriptive-exploratory and qualitative study grounded in Transpersonal Care provided at the General Hospital in Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, with 10 nurses who coordinated services at the unit in 2013. Data were collected using a mirror and semi-structured interviews subjected to thematic analysis. Results The following three categories emerged: Leadership in nursing: potentialities and barriers that permeate intersubjectivity; Transpersonal care of the leader with the team; and transpersonal leadership on balance: critical nodes. Conclusion The final reflections revealed the individual nurse in the leadership process for transpersonal care of the nursing team, and stress the need to provide institutional and educational support that can help develop the servant and transpersonal skills of the leading nurse.