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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem
versión impresa ISSN 0104-0707
MALHEIROS, Paolla Amorim; ALVES, Valdecyr Herdy; RANGEL, Tainara Seródio Amim y VARGENS, Octavio Muniz da Costa. Labor and birth: knowledge and humanized practices. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.2, pp. 329-337. ISSN 0104-0707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072012000200010.
This study had as objectives to describe the concepts instituted by health professionals who work in the childbirth attention conserning the childbirth's humanization; to identify knowledge and practices of childbirth humanization; to evaluate the implementation of knowledge and practices in the childbirth attendance and its relationship with the humanization. It is a qualitative research of descriptive-exploratory with approach accomplished at the Maternity of the Antônio Pedro University Hospital, Niterói, Brazil, whose informants were sixteen health professionals, obstetricians and obstetrical nurses. Data were obtained by semi-structured interviews and analyzed by the method of content analysis. It was concluded that: the professionals know the health policies related to humanization of childbirth; they follow these policies' guidelines. These results, however, diverge of results observed in previous studies.
Palabras clave : Humanization of assistance; Humanized delivery; Woman's health.