A promoção da vinculação ao recém-nascido internado
: a intervenção do enfermeiro especialista

Translated title of the thesis: Promoting bonding to the internal newborn: the specialist nurse's intervention
  • Débora Jorge Querido (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report is part of the Master's Course in Nursing in the area of Specialization in Child and Pediatric Health Nursing and aims to reflect and analyze the path developed, the skills acquired and the implications for the decision-making process. Bonding consists of the emotional bond between the newborn and his bonding figure, usually the mother, father or main caregiver. The separation motivated by the newborn's hospitalization in the neonatal period causes a disruption in the bonding process, triggering future consequences in the family relationship and in the child's healthy development. The development of skills in the work of the specialist nurse in child and pediatric health considers Family-Centered Care, in maximizing care for the child and the family. The developed project focused on the intervention of the specialist nurse in promoting bonding to the hospitalized newborn, based on Joyce Travelbee's Person-to-Person Relationship Model, with interaction being the focal point in the development of the relationship between the nurse and the patient. child / family, and within the family itself enabling the construction of an effective link. The journey made through the internship contexts was extremely inspiring, as well as challenging. The implementation of the outlined project allowed the improvement of specialized nursing practices in all contexts, particularly with the implementation of protocols with interventions that promote linkage and training to the different nursing teams, as well as the proposal to implement a project aimed at promoting linking newborns in need of transfer in the early postnatal period. At the individual level, it provided the development of skills and the acquisition of a specialist nurse view.
Date of Award17 Nov 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMargarida Lourenço (Supervisor)


  • Specialist child and pediatric health nurse
  • Binding
  • Newborn
  • Family
  • Internment


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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