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Trabalho, Educação e Saúde

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Abstract

MIELKE, Fernanda Barreto; KANTORSKI, Luciane Prado; OLSCHOWSKY, Agnes  and  JARDIM, Vanda Maria da Rosa. Characteristics of mental health care in a CAPS from the perspective of the professionals. Trab. educ. saúde (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.2, pp. 265-276. ISSN 1981-7746.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1981-77462011000200006.

In this qualitative study, a sub-project of the "Evaluation of CAPSs in Southern Brazil" research project, the goal is to get to know the characteristics of mental health care offered by a psychosocial care center (CAPS) in view of its professionals. Data collection was conducted through individual interviews. Thematic analysis was used, and three themes stemmed from the data. In this article, we highlight the theme titled 'characterization of the mental health care provided by the CAPS professionals.' The characteristics of mental health care noticed in the interviews were user autonomy, which, together with the issue of discharge from the service, should be further developed; care focused specifically on the disease as a legacy of hospital care; and the team's concern with the implementation of inclusive psychosocial practices.

Keywords : mental health; health care; health services.

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