Nursing Training and Practice on Humanization Actions in Monitoring the Delivery in Brazil

  • Herla Maria Furtado Jorge PhD student of the Postgraduate Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology, State University of Campinas. Professor of the Undergraduate Nursing Course, University of Fortaleza, Fortaleza.
  • Maria Yolanda Makuch


Objective: conduct a review in the scientific literature to identify what studies portray on nursing training and practice for humanizing actions in care for pregnant women and mothers in Brazil. Method: this is a integrative systematic review of the literature, conducted from October to November 2014 from crossing the descriptors "Humanized Childbirth", "Obstetric Nursing", "Prenatal care" and "Training" in databases SciELO, Lilacs and BDENF, published between the years 2004 and 2014, in Portuguese language, which identified 75 articles, and after reviewing them, based on the established criteria, 28 were selected for analysis. Results: nursing training was permeated by movements and attempts to improve education and actions to promote humanized birth. Conclusion: there is the need for enhancing the training of professionals, broadening the debate on the humanization of delivery care and, above all, an urgent change of knowledge and practices to promote the humanization of pregnancy, labor and birth. 

Aug 30, 2016
How to Cite
FURTADO JORGE, Herla Maria; MAKUCH, Maria Yolanda. Nursing Training and Practice on Humanization Actions in Monitoring the Delivery in Brazil. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, aug. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 july 2021. doi:
Obstetrics & Gynecology


Humanized Childbirth; Obstetric Nursing; Prenatal care; Education.