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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
OLIVEIRA, Jonas Welton Barros; AQUINO, Jael Maria and MONTEIRO, Estela Maria Leite Meirelles. Health promotion in the Pankararu indigenous community. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.65, n.3, pp.437-444. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672012000300007.
The objective of the study was to know how the Pankararu indigenous perceive their health situation and identify actions they prioritize as necessary to promote health in their community. Qualitative research, in which the declarations collected were subjected to the technique of analyzing the Collective Subject Discourse. It was identified that in the indigenous perception, as the health status of their community, there is a lack of general assistance, and a lack of professionals to assist them meeting their needs. In relation to actions that the Indigenous prioritize as necessary to promote the health of their community, it was highlighted provision of health unit with trained professionals and access to health education actions. It was, thus, proposed an overhaul of the organizations and establishments of the subsystems in promoting indigenous health.
Keywords : Health Promotion; Health Education; Indigenous.