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MILBRATH, Viviane Marten; SIQUEIRA, Hedi Crecencia Heckler de; MOTTA, Maria da Graça Corso da  and  AMESTOY, Simone Coelho. Communication between the health team and the family of a child with severe perinatal asphyxia. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.4, pp.726-734. ISSN 0104-0707.

This study aims to discuss the communication process between the health team and family, based on the results of the study called "Family care to a child with cerebral paralisy in the first three years of age". This qualitative, exploratory-descriptive study was performed in Rio Grande, RS, Brazil, from January to March of 2008 with the participation of six families. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect information which, analyzed according Thematic Analysis, produced three thematic units: Many informants and little information; the information provided by the health team versus the family's understanding; and the "weight/power" which the health professionals' talk has on these families' lives. The results showed a series of noises in the communication process between the health team and the child's family who had severe perinatal asphyxia, harming the care dialogue process.

Keywords : Disabled children; Family; Communication; Asphyxia neonatorum, Nursing.

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