[Qualifying child care in Primary Health Care].

Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil.
Revista brasileira de enfermagem (Impact Factor: 0.25). 10/2012; 65(5):795-802. DOI: 10.1590/S0034-71672012000500012
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Child care is supported by a shared action enriched by subjectivities of professionals and family in order to meet peculiar characteristics of child growth and development. This study aimed to understand modes of child care in Primary Health Care, supported by the Grounded Theory. Twenty-nine subjects participated in the research, including managers, coordinators of nursing and medicine courses, doctors, nurses and mothers of children assisted by the Family Health Strategy in São Luís-MA, Brazil. To collect data it was used a semi-structured interview. The category Qualifying child care at PHC and its respective subcategories recognize that care has different meanings based on the value of life and human dignity and that the value of care is built by efforts, collaboration, communication, complementarity and in the actions of professionals, families, services and managers.

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