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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
MORETTI-PIRES, Rodrigo Otávio et al. Family Health Nurse in the Amazon: concepts and management of themes regarding alcohol use. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.4, pp. 926-932. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000400019.
The objective of this study is to identify the concept that nurses in the Amazon have on alcohol abuse and the forms used for management. Focal group and individual interviews were performed with all nurses of twelve family health teams from a city in the Amazon. It was observed there was a lack of university degrees, continuing education and of support/reference - counter - reference towards the dimension of alcohol use in the studied population. There is need to reform nursing courses and perform continuing education for family health team members, and provide them with the necessary support regarding this important theme and its consequences, for individuals and their families, as well as for the society as a whole.
Keywords : Alcoholism; Family health; Public health nursing; Education; nursing.