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Escola Anna Nery

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SILVA, Patricia Alves dos Santos et al. The man's health under the nurses perspective from a basic health unit. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp. 561-568. ISSN 1414-8145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452012000300019.

This study was focused in understand and analyze the nurses' perspective concerning the care to the man's health. It was a qualitative research using a Municipal Health Center as a camp. Seven nurses at specific sectors for men treatment, where three were male and four female, were used as subjects. An interview with semi-structured questions was applied as a tool for data collection and content analysis, to process it. During the speech of the subjects it was evidenced that due to the incompatibility on the work schedule, men seek fewer for the services. And also, according to the perception of the subjects, they feel embarrassed to search for the treatment, as this attitude collides against the androcentric. It was noticed that most of the subjects were not aware of the National Policy for Integral Attention to Men's Health. The proposal is provide training to the nurses and that the services have physical infrastructure and staff to ensure a qualified care.

Keywords : Men's Health; Public Health Nursing; Primary Health Care.

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