Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
SCHERER, Edson Arthur; SCHERER, Zeyne Alves Pires e CAMPOS, Maria Auxiliadora. Perceptions about the coordination and functioning of general group meetings at a psychiatric day hospital. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.1, pp. 113-119. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692007000100017.
This study aimed to examine the activity of coordinating general team meetings at a psychiatric day hospital, its functioning and the feelings these meetings aroused in the researchers. The method adopted to carry out this research was the observation and registration of two observers' perceptions. Twenty-one meetings were studied. The findings and discussion indicate that it would be ideal to diagnose the coordinator's performance, the organizational dynamics and structure, and then manage the malfunction. In that sense, the intervention of an institutional supervisor is suggested. The researchers' feelings were similar to their perceptions about the proceeding of the meeting and about the coordination.
Palavras-chave : patient care team; day care; psychiatry; mental health.