The nursing work process in care for healthy children at a social security institution in Mexico

Yolanda Flores Peña, Maria Cecília Puntel de Almeida, Rafael Luis Castillo Duranza
2006 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
We aimed to analyze the nursing work process directed at care in the Nutrition, Growth and Development Surveillance and Control Program (VNCD) for children under five years at a social security institution in Mexico. The study adopted a qualitative approach and was based on the work category, on conceptions of the work process in health and on institutional analysis. We carried out direct systematic observations and interviews with a group of nurses and their assistants and with mothers who
more » ... nded nursing appointments with their children. The care process was identified as procedure-centered and based on care protocols, with rapid appointments and little room for interaction between nurses and mothers. However, on some occasions, nurses were capable of producing live work as a result of their self-government, which allowed them to establish a mother/child-centered care nucleus.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692006000500003 fatcat:lpoydarsyvcrddublrsyh7nwaq