Actions and strategies for permanent health education in the care network for people with disabilities

Suzane Beatriz Frantz Krug Guilherme Mocelin Maria Carolina Magedanz Brenda Raddatz de Oliveira Camila Dubow About the authors

Abstract

To investigate actions and strategies of Permanent Health Education (PHE) in Network Care for People with Disability (PwD), from the perspective of health workers and managers. Exploratory research, type of case study, with mixed approach, carried out in the 13 municipalities of the Health Region 28 of Rio Grande do Sul. The questionnaires were analyzed with descriptive statistics, in absolute and relative frequencies, and the interviews by Content Analysis were composed, culminating in three thematic categories. The results showed that The PHE in the PwD Care Network constitutes a tool for the qualification of professional practices, however, most workers do not participate in these actions, because the municipalities do not offer them. It was identified that the subjects do not recognize daily work situations, spaces, and informal moments, such as PHE actions. The difficulties of PHE actions were justified by inadequate physical structures of the services and low number of professionals in the team. A small number of professionals involved and reduced interest with the theme of PwD was identified, demarcated by the non-active participation of service users in actions in this field. Thus, reflections that recognize educational actions in work environments are indispensable, transforming them into daily practices of health care of PwD.

Keywords:
people with disabilities; Unified Health System; work; education; health care

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