The nurse's role in the Family Health Program: an interface between health surveillance and health program actions

This study analyzes the nurse's practice in the Program of Family Health (PSF) in the municipal district of Jequié (BA), comprising the conceptions attributed to it, identifing activities and pointing out limits, progress and perspectives. A qualitative research, where techniques and data collection have been semi-structured interview and observation, and analysis of documents. Data analysis has been hermeneutic dialectics. The results made evident that the PSF is a strategy of (re)orientation of the model of attention to the health and a means of consolidation of the Unique System of Health. The nurse's practice are aid, management, instruction. Throughout its performance it uses a given technological organization of achievement in health, adjusted by pronounced experience of promotion, prevention and offence of illnesses, recovery and rehabilitation of health of population groups, and intervention upon the family, that has results in the recombination of basic aid and reorganization of the local health system. As limits appear difficulties to assure the user’s access to services of semi-and high complexity and to set up the system of references and counter-reference; as improvements, stands out introductive training and there are prospects of increase in covering of the PSF in the hierarchizing of the local system.

Nurse's practice; Model of attention; Program of Family Health

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