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Escola Anna Nery

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Abstract

SOUZA, Maria Helena do Nascimento et al. Integrality as a dimension of nursing practice in mother-baby welcoming. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.677-682. ISSN 1414-8145.  https://doi.org/10.5935/1414-8145.20130011.

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the practice of integrality in mother-baby welcoming in the context of primary health care.

METHODS:

It is a cross-sectional descriptive study. Data were collected from medical records of children treated by nurses in a primary care unit in Rio de Janeiro, in the years 2009 and 2011, with 421 and 275 records, respectively.

RESULTS:

The results showed that, in both years, more than70% of the mothers were between 20 and 35 years old and that, in 2011, there was a significant increase in cesarean births records, children with physiological jaundice and the number of women that were exclusively breastfeeding.

CONCLUSION:

It was concluded that comprehensive child careactions constitute one of the dimensions of nursing practice in primary health care and contribute to improve the quality of life of the clients.

Keywords : Comprehensive health care; Child health; Primary health care; Nursing.

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