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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

RODRIGUES, Edilene Matos; NASCIMENTO, Rafaella Gontijo do  and  ARAUJO, Alisson. Prenatal care protocol: actions and the easy and difficult aspects dealt by Family Health Strategy nurses. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.5, pp. 1041-1047. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000500002.

The objective of this study was to learn the perception that nurses have about the protocol of their attributions in prenatal care, identifying the health actions they develop, as well as the easy and difficult aspects in using the referred protocol. This qualitative study was developed with Family Health Strategy nurses in Divinópolis, Minas Gerais. The data survey was performed through interviews with five nurses. The data was submitted to thematic content analysis. Results showed the need for investments in professional qualification for women's health care in the pregnancy-postpartum cycle, as well as to create and implement protocols that promote a better interaction between the medical and nursing work.

Keywords : Prenatal care; Maternal-child nursing; Family Health Program; Primary Health Care.

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