Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
VERAS, Renata Meira; VIEIRA, Juna Maria Fernandes and MORAIS, Fátima Raquel Rosado. Prematurely motherhood: the emotional support through faith and religiosity. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.2, pp. 325-332. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722010000200011.
This article aimed to develop reflection about the spirituality and religiosity use by mothers, users of Kangaroo Method in a Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde) maternity in Rio Grande do Norte State. The approach used was the qualitative research, using participant observation, informal chats, semi directed interviews, and mothers' life story as procedure to data collection. Data were collected through meetings in Mothers in prayer (Mães em Oração), group developed by nursing team in this maternity. As the result, the analysis showed that the spiritual practice and the religiosity were used as a support in difficult situations at Neonatal Intensive Therapy Unit, as well as allowed the possibility to speak about spirituality in this maternity. This practice, even unconnected with everyday health care, contributes to humanize health care assistance, tightening the bond among mother, child, family and multidisciplinary team as well.
Keywords : Kangaroo Method; religiosity; humanization.