Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva
versão impressa ISSN 0103-7331
UCHOA, Alice da Costa et al. Multiprofessional teamwork in child rehabilitation. Physis [online]. 2012, vol.22, n.1, pp. 385-400. ISSN 0103-7331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73312012000100021.
This paper aims to discuss advances and challenges of multiprofessional teamwork in child rehabilitation. The study was conducted in a state reference center, in Natal, Brazil, between May and July 2010. This is a case study using semi-structured interviews with a qualitative sample of 20 upper level health professionals. Three categories were considered: conception of teamwork; interaction with the team, family and school; exchange of knowledge and interdisciplinarity; flexibility in division of work; integrality and quality care; work values; professional limits and interpersonal relationships. Content analysis was applied. In relation to advances, professionals underscore common objectives and the search for integrality. The following challenges were cited: lack of assistance programs, protocols and discussions; interaction, integration and professional delimitation difficulties; and strict division of work. Work is organized into an instrumental dimension directed towards integrality and resoluteness, but without interaction and mutual recognition of teamwork.
Palavras-chave : teamwork; rehabilitation; care; child health; integrality.