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PINHO, Leandro Barbosa de et al. Therapeutic activities: comprehension of families and profesionals at a mental health service. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.3, pp.534-541. ISSN 1414-8145.


To analyze the understanding of family members and mental health professionals concerning the therapeutic activities implemented in the routines of Psychosocial Care Centers.


This qualitative study was conducted in a Psychosocial Care Center in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil.


The therapeutic activities reveal many possibilities for implementing actions and practices according to new trends guiding care in the field. The results also reveal there is a risk of services adopting authoritarian and crystallized postures compatible with traditional care models, which the Psychiatric Reform campaign has struggled for more than 20 years to overcome.


This study is expected to encourage a new perspective of Psychiatric Reform in the studied context and discussions about the teamwork processes and the relationships between services and patients.

Keywords : Psychiatric Nursing; Mental Health; Health Policies.

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