Professional approach in times of pandemic: What have we learned from the zika virus?

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The bonding between families of children with Zika Congenital Syndrome and health professionals is a sine qua non for the development of the affected children. This study aims to know the perspective of mothers of children with ZCS regarding the professional approach, forming bonds in the health care process during the Zika Virus epidemic. It is a qualitative, descriptive-exploratory research, with interview of 25 mothers. The results reveal that health professionals had practices of dehumanizing care and committed obstetric violence. In contrast to dehumanization, there have also been sporadic cases of humanized practices with bonding. The results of this study point to the need for strategies and interventions for better care for pregnant women with a diagnosis of congenital malformation and adequate management in addressing emerging diseases and pandemics.

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Mocelin, H. J. S., Freitas, P. de S. S., Lamonato, L. C. X. L., Mascarello, K. C., & Maciel, E. L. N. (2021). Professional approach in times of pandemic: What have we learned from the zika virus? Interface: Communication, Health, Education, 25. https://doi.org/10.1590/INTERFACE.200195

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