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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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PEDROSO, Cassiani Gotâma Tasca; SOUSA, Anete Araújo de  and  SALLES, Raquel Kuerten de. Hospital nutritional care: perception of the nutritionist for humanized attendance. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp.1155-1162. ISSN 1678-4561.

The research analyzed the actions of alimentary and nutritional care considering the perspectives of the nutritionists in a hospital reference for the National Politics of Humanization (PNH). From a qualitative approach, a focal group technique was used. The nutritionists were divided in two groups by working time, following homogeneity criteria. The interviews were developed for analysis of the category: Being a nutritionist for a humanized assistance, seeking to understand these professionals following actions: nutritional evaluation of the patient; planning, implementation and evaluation of the nutritional and alimentary care. The analysis of the content was used as a technique for the systematization of the collected information grouped in units of meaning. The study disclosed that there is prioritization of the individualized assistance in function of the number of beds and bureaucratic activities, lack of autonomy in relation to the prescription of diets, difficulties of interaction with other health professionals and between the nutritionists of the clinical and meal production areas. The results will provide the professional subsidies that substantiate actions for the construction of a model of humanized alimentary and nutritional care on hospitals.

Keywords : Collective feeding; Humanization of the assistance; Nutritionist; Nutrition services; Focal group.

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