Psicologia: Ciência e Profissão
Print version ISSN 1414-9893
NEUMANN, Angélica Paula; CARDOSO, Cassandra and OLIVEIRA, Silvana de. Experience of Psychology in the family health strategy. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.4, pp. 868-879. ISSN 1414-9893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-98932011000400015.
This article presents the results of a university extension project entitled “The health team in the community”, which from August 2008 to July 2009 enabled an advisory work to fifteen community health agents from three teams of the Family Health Strategy. The goals of the project were open a space of reflection about the daily work of the professionals and enable the joint construction of knowledge about their practice. The activities were conducted through biweekly reflection groups, held in the basic health unit of the neighborhood in which the participants work. The results show a personal and professional development of the participants, who reported the crossing of the reflections made in the group for the challenges of their daily work. They also showed an improvement over their own group of community health agents, resuming a perception, which they had previously possessed, of themselves as a team that can assist each other and exchange experiences. The work shows the possibility of enhancing the work of the community health agents by investing in their personal and relational resources, which can be further enhanced if associated with the work of the health team.
Keywords : Family health; Allied health personnel; Public health services; Group discussion.