Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-0707
HECK, Rita Maria et al. The interventions of professionals of a psychosocial care center towards clients who attempted or are at a risk of suicide. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1, pp. 26-33. ISSN 0104-0707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072012000100003.
The objective of this study was to understand the views and work of the professionals working in a Psychosocial Care Center regarding the embracement of people who attempted or are at the risk of suicide. This qualitative study was performed at a city in southern Rio Grande do Sul-Brazil. Twenty-six semi-structured interviews were performed with the professionals of a team from a Psychosocial Care Center, in the second half of 2006. The data were analyzed and organized according to the following themes: the embracing reality - the client who attempted or is at risk of suicide in the relevant area-territory; the paths of intersectoral collaborationi; and the care provided to clients of the Psychosocial Care Center who attempted or are at risk of attempting suicide. It was observed that there is a committed multiprofessional team that aims to perform humanized follow-up care, joining efforts with different systems and sectors of civil society, with the purpose of implementing a care plan and eliminating the client's risk of suicide.
Keywords : User embracement; Mental health; Psychiatric nursing.