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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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SILVA, Mariana Cristina Lobato dos Santos Ribeiro; SILVA, Lucía  and  BOUSSO, Regina Szylit. Approaching the family in the Family Health Strategy: an integrative literature review. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.5, pp.1250-1255. ISSN 0080-6234.

Today there is consensus regarding the idea that there is mutual influence between the health-disease conditions of family members and family union. Establishing health practice centered on family care is a way to revert the hegemonic disease-centered model, which divides individuals and separate them from their context and socio-cultural values. The Family Health Strategy (FHS) was implemented to reorganize the Brazilian public health system (Sistema Único de Saúde), an each of its teams becomes acquainted with the true situation of the families for which they are responsible. In this sense, an integrative literature was performed to identify the concept of family and the factors associated with the family approach in the FHS. The review identified aspects that contribute to maintaining the fragmented approach in the FHS, as well as aspects that could help overcome towards a model using a family-centered approached.

Keywords : Family; Family nursing; Family health; Professional-family relations.

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