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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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LANZONI, Gabriela Marcellino de Melo  and  MEIRELLES, Betina Hörner Schlindwein. Nurse leadership: intervening element in the relationships network of the community health care agent. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2013, vol.66, n.4, pp.557-563. ISSN 0034-7167.

This study aimed to understand the nurses' contributions in the network of relationships and interactions of community health workers (CHW) in a city located in the south of the country. The Grounded Theory was used and twenty individuals were interviewed, among health professionals and users of the health center, divided into three sample groups. The nurse is recognized as a key element in the network of relationships and interactions of the CHW with the community, being viewed as a leader. Although showing signs of an authoritarian leadership, the nurse promotes dialogue and acts as a facilitator of teamwork in health promotion. It was concluded that the nurses of the Family Health Strategy have a significant role in the health team, providing clinical support to organize the care, and management, to foster good relations, direct the activities and conduct the flow of information.

Keywords : Nursing; Leadership; Family Health; Primary Health Care; Interpersonal Relations.

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