Patients' expectations concerning childbirth care at a public maternity hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: challenges for the humanization of obstetric care
Dias, M.Augusto.Bastos.; Deslandes, S.Ferreira.
Cadernos de Saude Publica 22(12): 2647-2655
The expectations of patients regarding childbirth care at a public maternity hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were evaluated. The methodology was based on a thematic analysis of interviews held during the 8th and 9th months of pregnancy. Information on humanization of childbirth care, women's experience pertaining to care received during previous deliveries, their notions of ideal treatment during the current delivery, and attention received from the health care team was analysed.