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SANTOS, Katerine Moraes dos et al. Profile of the nursing team of university outpatient units: worker health considerations. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.2, e20190192.  Epub 17-Fev-2020. ISSN 2177-9465.


to identify the sociodemographic, occupational and health profile of nursing staff working at specialized outpatient units.


a descriptive study with a quantitative approach, conducted with 388 nursing professionals from outpatient clinics of public universities in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Data were collected by trained auxiliary team. Analysis was performed using SPSS software.


there was a predominance of females, aged over 50 years, married professionals, and with children. A higher percentage of workers had Lato Sensu Graduate studies, permanent employment, an employment relationship and workload of 31 to 60 hours per week. Those who self-rated health prevailed as good. Chronic diseases with medical diagnosis, that stand out, include stress, osteoarticular diseases and varicose veins.

Conclusions and implications for the practice

the results showed, in addition to data that corroborate the national and international reality, a reality that is not only prerogative of nursing, such as the double bond and a high prevalence of stress associated with other health problems. This shows a worrying setting in the outpatient nursing staff work world, which brings out negative conceptions and practices potentially causing dissatisfaction, risk, damage, insecurity, and illness at work.

Palavras-chave : Nursing; Nursing staff; Nursing, Team; Outpatient clinics, Hospital; Occupational Health.

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