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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.


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


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.


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.


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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