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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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CEZAR-VAZ, Marta Regina et al. Risk perception in family health work: study with workers in Southern Brazil. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.6, pp.961-967. ISSN 1518-8345.

This analytical and qualitative study aimed to identify how workers in the Family Health Strategy perceive the risks they are exposed to at work. Thematic analysis and the reference framework of the work process were used to examine the contents of interviews with 48 subjects (community health agents, nurses, nursing auxiliaries and physicians). The workers noticed the following risks: physical and moral violence, typical work accident, emotional exhaustion, lack of problem-solving ability and occupational disease. The results predominantly show the connection with the object / subject of the work and the social environmental characteristics of the related communities. The study adds to the body of knowledge and can systemize collective and individual technological processes for occupational health risk management in primary health care.

Keywords : risk; workers; working environment; primary health care.

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