The use of social network methodological framework in nursing care to breastfeeding women

Maria Helena do Nascimento Souza, Ivis Emília de Oliveira Souza, Florence Romijn Tocantins
2009 Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem  
This study aimed to discuss the contribution of the social network methodological framework in nursing care delivered to women who breastfeed their children up to six months of age. This qualitative study aimed to elaborate the social network map of 20 women through tape-recorded interview. Social network analysis evidenced a "strong" bond between these women and members from their primary network, especially friends, neighbors, mothers or with the child's father, who were reported as the
more » ... most involved in the breastfeeding period. The contribution of this framework to nursing practice is discussed, especially in care and research processes. We believe that nurses' appropriation of this framework can be an important support for efficacious actions, as well as to favor a broader perspective on the social context people experience.
doi:10.1590/s0104-11692009000300012 pmid:19669046 fatcat:irzdzgz46ffj7nw4eeto7pzkmy