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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

Print version ISSN 1413-8123On-line version ISSN 1678-4561

Abstract

LAMY, Zeni Carvalho; GOMES, Maria Auxiliadora de S. Mendes; GIANINI, Nicole Oliveira Mota  and  HENNIG, Márcia de Abreu e S.. Humanization in low weight newborn intensive care - Kangaroo Mother Care: the Brazilian propose. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.3, pp.659-668. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232005000300022.

This work describes the start of Kangaroo Care utilization in Colombia, his spread in other countries and how it is applied in Brazil, contextualizing the Brazilian experience in the Humanized Care of Low Weight Newborn - Kangaroo Care (AHRNPB-MC). Our primary source to systemize the experience was the analysis of documents, including official papers produced by the Brazilian health department. The study provided a reflection on the AHRNPB-MC and his use as tool for improvement the Brazilian neonatal care.

Keywords : Humanized care; Neonatal assistance; Public health; Kangaroo Care.

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