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Nursing practices in the family health strategy in Brazil: interfaces with illness

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https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2021.20200117

Keywords:

Professional practice, Nursing care, Nurse practitioners, Occupational health, Family health strategy, Primary health care

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Objective: To identify Nursing practices in the Family Health Strategy in Brazil and interfaces in the illness of these professionals.
Method: Qualitative research, carried out in the five Regions of Brazil, with 79 nursing professionals from 20 health units. Data were collected from 2015 to 2017, using interviews, observation and documentary study. The analysis with the aid of the software ATLAS.ti 8.0, guided by the theorization of the Work Process and Workloads.
Results: The practices of the care dimension prevailed, followed by the administrative-managerial and educational dimensions. The illness resulting from workloads, predominantly psychic, was related to care practices, potentiated by overload and poor working conditions.
Conclusion: The centrality of nursing practices in the dimension of care and administrative management characterized the professional work in Primary Care. The findings indicate that improved working conditions may minimize the wear and tear of these professionals in this scenario.
Keywords: Professional practice. Nursing care. Nurse practitioners. Occupational health. Family health strategy. Primary health care.

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2021-02-10

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Health Sciences