Nursing students' knowledge about obstetric violence

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Thais Marquezoni Ramos
Erika Zambrano Tanaka
Elenice Valentim Carmona
Clara Fróes de Oliveira Sanfelice

Abstract

Introduction: Obstetric violence is a worldwide multifactorial phenomenon. It is characterized by the disrespectful treatment of women at health institutions, during the pregnancy-puerperal period. Identifying future health professionals´ knowledge on this theme can be useful to design teaching strategies that support professional training for the prevention and coping of obstetric violence. Objective: To evaluate the knowledge of nursing undergraduate students on Obstetric Violence. Methods: This is descriptive and exploratory research with a quantitative approach and a sample of 115 students from a public university. The data were collected by a structured questionnaire. The questions were analyzed by applying statistical tests and Poisson regression models with robust variance. Results: About 99.1% of the students stated some approach to the theme, and 56.3% know someone who suffered obstetric violence. The university and social media were cited as the main sources of information. Only 10.5% were able to estimate how many women currently suffer from obstetric violence; 13% know the available legislation and 33.04% said they know how to make a report of violence. Conclusion: The findings indicate that students have superficial knowledge about the investigated topic, ignoring epidemiological aspects, as well as related legislation in Brazil and available instances for reporting. These results justify the teaching improvement about obstetric violence in the educational process of these future professionals, as a strategy to prevent and struggle with obstetric violence.

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Ramos, T. M., Tanaka, E. Z., Carmona, E. V., & Sanfelice, C. F. de O. (2022). Nursing students’ knowledge about obstetric violence. ABCS Health Sciences, 47, e022221. https://doi.org/10.7322/abcshs.2020163.1606
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Erika Zambrano Tanaka, Faculdade de Enfermagem, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) – Campinas (SP), Brazil

Professora Doutora da Área de Enfermagem na Saúde da Mulher e do Recém-nascido/FENF UNICAMP. Membro do Grupo de Estudo e Pesquisa da Saúde da Mulher e do Recém-nascido (GEPESM) da Faculdade de Enfermagem. Doutora pela Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo-USP, Departamento de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia. Mestre em Enfermagem pela Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo. Enfermeira Obstetra pela Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto- USP. Graduação em Enfermagem pela Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo.

Elenice Valentim Carmona, Faculdade de Enfermagem, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) – Campinas (SP), Brazil

Graduação e Licenciatura em Enfermagem (1999) pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Mestrado em Enfermagem (2005) pela UNICAMP. Especialização em Enfermagem Obstétrica (2010) pelo Centro Universitário São Camilo. Doutora em Ciências (2012) pela Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Pós-doutorado em Enfermagem Neonatal (2014) pela University of Texas - Health Science Center San Antonio, como bolsista FAPESP. Professora Doutora do Curso de Graduação em Enfermagem, bem como do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Enfermagem, da Faculdade de Enfermagem da UNICAMP. Desenvolve atividades de ensino, pesquisa e assistência em: saúde da mulher e do recém-nascido; atenção ao recém-nascido de risco e família; aleitamento materno; Processo de enfermagem e Classificações de Enfermagem. Experiência assistencial em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Neonatal. Membro eleito do Diagnosis Development Committee da NANDA-International, gestão 2014-2018. Membro da Rede de Pesquisa em Processo de Enfermagem (RePPE). Líder do Grupo de Pesquisa " Saúde da Mulher e do Recém-nascido", cadastrado no CNPq.

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