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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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PEREIRA, Maria Alice Ornellas. Psychosocial rehabilitation in mental health care: strategies under construction. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.4, pp.658-664. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study aims to identify the representations about Psychosocial Rehabilitation by Mental Health professionals working in open services, and also the difficulties they have met in the process of turning the care effective for the population. The study uses a qualitative methodology, collecting data by means of semistructured interviews with 15 subjects. The professionals identify the rehabilitation process as complex, meeting several obstacles and requiring their dedication and a flexible attitude to achieve the expected results.

Keywords : social support; mental health; concept formation.

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