Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
DE SOUZA PINTO, CLEUSA MAIA y KOMURA HOGA, LUIZA AKIKO. IMPLANTING AN INSERTION PROJECT CONCERNING SIGNIFICANT FAMILY COMPANY DURING LABOR: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.1, pp. 57-66. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532004000100007.
The aim of this research was to describe the professional´s experiences related to the insertion of companion in childbirth. Method: This study was carried out at the birth center of an institution connected to the São Paulo State Government. The research approach was qualitative and the data was collected through the observation of the scenery and interviews with 24 professionals, members of the professional staff including obstetric and neonatal physicians, nurse midwifes and nursing aids, as well. Results: The descriptive categories of the experience were: a) Professionals have overcome many negative beliefs and values related to the childbirth companion; b) Lack of experience has provoked anxiety during the beginning of the project of insertion of companion in childbirth. Conclusion: Professional staff need to be adequately prepared early to the implementation of a project of insertion of companion in childbirth. This previous preparation can avoid unnecessary professional stress and to promote the success of the project.
Palabras clave : Childbirth; professional staff; birth center.