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Enfermería Global

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POHLMANN, Flávia Conceição et al. Premature birth: approaches presents in national and international scientific production. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.42, pp.386-397. ISSN 1695-6141.

The study aimed to gather the scientific production about preterm birth. This is a bibliographic study, conducted across 24 full papers addressing prematurity, derived from the Virtual Health Library, published between the years 2008 and 2013. The analysis of the literature was carried out thematically, emerging four categories: Risk factors associated with preterm labor; Prematurity: negative and positive aspects; Professional Conduct related to preterm labor and the role of nursing care in preterm labor. This study indicates that many works are concerned about the risk factors associated with prematurity, contributing to early identification and reduction in rates of this complication. Still, few studies benefit nursing regarding to the knowledge and work process of such professionals, responsible for producing health at this moment in the lives of women and families are experiencing prematurity.

Keywords : Preterm birth; Prenatal care; Nursing.

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