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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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ROECKER, Simone; BUDO, Maria de Lourdes Denardin  and  MARCON, Sonia Silva. The educational work of nurses in the Family Health Strategy: difficulties and perspectives on change. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.3, pp.641-649. ISSN 0080-6234.

The objective of this study was to understand the difficulties and perspectives on change that nurses have identified in developing educational interventions in the Family Health Strategy (FHS). This is a qualitative, descriptive-exploratory study. The data were collected with 20 nurses working in the FHS of the 10th Regional Health District of Paraná, by means of semi-structured interviews carried out in April 2010, which were subjected to content analysis. The results demonstrated that nurses face difficulties in developing health education strategies with the clients, healthcare team, and administrators, especially in regards to the lack of physical, material and financial resources. However, based on the difficulties they encounter, they seek alternatives to overcome them and suggest changes aimed at improving the delivery of primary health care to the population, particularly regarding educational practices.

Keywords : Health education; Family health; Public health nursing; Primary Health Care; Nurse's role.

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