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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

versión impresa ISSN 0864-0319versión On-line ISSN 1561-2961


BORGES DAMAS, Lareisy; SIXTO PEREZ, Arahí  y  SANCHEZ MACHADO, Rolando. The Influence of Nursing Professionals' Performance on Humanized Care during birth labor. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.2, e1426.  Epub 01-Jun-2018. ISSN 0864-0319.


Birth labor is attended directly by the health personnel, according to their profile or specialization, while the nursing staff has the responsibility for quality and the achievement of the excellence in the provision of services offered in a humanized way, assumed from the improvement of their professional performance.


To determine the influence of the performance of the nursing professionals in the humanized attention to birth labor.


A systematic bibliographic review was carried out to develop a reflexive critical analysis of the content of documents, Ph.D. and master's dissertations, and original and review articles published between 1992 and 2015 in Spanish and English. The search was made in the academic databases SciELO and Google, from January to March 2016; the key words used in Spanish were enfermería obstétrica [obstetric nursing], parto [birth labor], humanización [humanization], desempeño profesional de enfermería [nursing professional performance], and valores éticos y humanos [ethical and human values]. After the identification of the pre-selected studies, the titles, summary and the key words were read, verifying the relevance with the study.


The humanized attention to birth labor is an interaction between the knowledge and feelings for each woman, which allows to establish a quality assistance with human expression during the care offered by nursing initiated in the influence of their way of acting, of doing, and resulting in the achievement of humanization.

Palabras clave : Obstetric nursing; birth labor; humanization; nursing professional performance; ethical and human values.

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