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OLIVEIRA, Danielle Samara Tavares de  e  FERREIRA FILHA, Maria de Oliveira. Contribution of cultural resources for Community Integrative Therapy in the vision of therapist. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.32, n.3, pp.524-530. ISSN 1983-1447.

This study aims to investigate the contribution of cultural resources to Community-Based Integrative Care (CBIC), to consolidate it as a model of community-based mental health and a political strategy for local health, and to identify the cultural strategies most used in CBIC sessions. This is a qualitative study, conducted in the city of João Pessoa, state of Paraíba, Brazil, with ten therapists. We used semi-structured interviews and a field diary, from September, 2008, to March, 2009, then proceeded to the interpretive analysis of the data. It was evident that the inclusion of cultural resources contributes to the consolidation of CBIC, for it reclaims and strengthen values, and it underscores the personal and social identity of individuals, encouraging effective participation. The main cultural resources used were music, dynamics and prayers. The conclusion was that cultural resources are an important resource for the work of the therapist, for it strengthens bonds and helps people to give a new meaning to their suffering.

Palavras-chave : Cultural characteristics; Therapeutics; Community mental health services.

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