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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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Abstract

PERES, Cássia Regina Fernandes Biffe; CALDAS JUNIOR, Antonio Luiz; SILVA, Roseli Ferreira da  and  MARIN, Maria José Sanches. The community health agent and working as a team: the easy and difficult aspects. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.4, pp. 905-911. ISSN 0080-6234.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000400016.

The objective of this study is to analyze the easy and difficult aspects of teamwork according to community health agents. Qualitative analysis was carried out from the hermeneutical and dialectic perspective; the reference point was the senses interpretation method. The strengths and weaknesses they pointed out revealed that working as a team requires emotional relationships, with emphasis on communication, respect and cooperation, and that team meetings is an important strategy to achieve this. In conclusion, there is a need for continuous investments in team member relationships.

Keywords : Family Health Program; Community health aides; Patient care team.

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