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Enfermería Global

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BERLANGA FERNANDEZ, Sofía et al. Experiences in a support group for mothers with children under a year. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.30, pp.458-469. ISSN 1695-6141.

The process of motherhood, according to Mercer, implies the mother's psychological birth, creating a new identity under constant growth and development. The model of this author can serve to the nurse to value, plan, implement and assess the nurse care of mothers and their babies in their interventions. This is a qualitative study, of an ethnographic approach, directed to groups of mothers with children under a year that would use the participant observation and the field diary to describe and relate the contents and the group dynamics with the development of the maternal role. Three categories and 50 codes are identified and it is enhanced that nurses, as competent professionals in conceptual and technical aspects of their discipline, use the Mercer's and Beck's models to accompany the mothers and coordinating with other professionals.

Keywords : Mercer; Beck; Etnography; Qualitative; Participant observation; support groups.

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