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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-0707
BARATIERI, Tatiane and MARCON, Sonia Silva. Longitudinality of care in nurses' practice: identifying the difficulties and perspectives of change. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp. 549-557. ISSN 0104-0707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072012000300009.
The objective of the present study was to identify, from the perspective of nurses associated with Family Health Strategy of he 10th Regional Health District, how the longitudinality of care takes place in their practice, with emphasis on the difficulties and possibilities of its development. This descriptive-exploratory, qualitative study was performed with twenty Family Health Strategy nurses from cities covered by the 10th Regional Health District of Paraná, Brazil, through semi-structured interviews and using content analysis. It was evidenced there is a need to make the Family Health Strategy proposals effective, improve teamwork, the professional profile, the health worker-client attachment, accessibility and feedback system, and also change the curative view of the population and invest in health units. In conclusion, in order to implement longitudinal care it is necessary to make adequacies in the implementation of the Family Health Strategy, so that health workers and clients act according to their own principles.
Keywords : Family health; Continuity of patient care; Nurse's role.