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CHERNICHARO, Isis de Moraes; SILVA, Fernanda Duarte da  and  FERREIRA, Márcia de Assunção. Description of the term humanization in care by nursing professionals. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.156-162. ISSN 1414-8145.


To discover the sociodemographic data that characterize the professionals who participated in the research, to identify the meanings assigned by nursing professionals to the terms humanization and non-humanization and to analyze them in the light of the precepts of the National Humanization Policy.


Exploratory descriptive method. A questionnaire with closed and open questions was applied to 70 nursing professionals. To analyze the material, statistical-descriptive resources and the content analysis technique were used.


Humanization is characterized bypersonal, subjective, moral, ethical and relational features. The valuation of technical procedures, the biomedical model and emerging problems in the area of health care characterize the non-humanization.


It is concluded that nursing care in accordance with the precepts of the National Humanization Policy is in accordance with the meanings of the participants in the care, who should therefore be considered as co-authors in the health-disease process.

Keywords : Humanization of assistance; Nursing; Nursing, Team.

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