Escola Anna Nery
versão impressa ISSN 1414-8145
PROGIANTI, Jane Márcia; VARGENS, Octavio Muniz da Costa; PORFIRIO, Aline Bastos e LORENZONI, Daniela Peixoto. The perineal preservation as an obstetrics nurses' practice. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.2, pp. 266-273. ISSN 1414-8145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452006000200014.
This is qualitative study which had as objectives to analyse the effects noticed by the woman due to the non accomplishment of the episiotomy and to analyze which nurse's actions were decisive for the non accomplishment of this surgical prcedure uder the wman's perspective. The sudy was accomplished from January to June 2005. Data were obtained by an semi structured interview with 10 women who had a natural childbirth without episiotomy. Data analysis was based on the proposal Content Analisis of Bardin and also on the Madeleine Leininger's theory of the diversity and universality of cultural care. The results pointed out the positive effects felt by woman in her life and in her sexual relationship as consequences of the non accomplishment of the episiotomy. Women also recognized the professional actions of obstetric nurses that sought the accommodation of the humanized care as actions that repadronize the medicalized care and also as important ones for the períneal preservation.
Palavras-chave : Nursing Care; Obstetrical Nursing; Episiotomy; Delivery; Women Health.