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Title in Portuguese: Visita domiciliar no âmbito da estratégia saúde da família : percepções de usuários no município de Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil
Title: Home visits as a component of the Family Health Program : user’s perceptions in Fortaleza, Ceará State, Brazil
Author: Albuquerque, Adriana Bezerra Brasil de
Bosi, Maria Lúcia Magalhães
Keywords: Saúde da Família
Visita Domiciliar
Planejamento em Saúde
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Citation: ALBUQUERQUE, A. B. B. ; BOSI, M. L. M. Visita domiciliar no âmbito da estratégia saúde da família : percepções de usuários no município de Fortaleza, Ceará, Brasil. Cad. Saúde Pública, Rio de Janeiro, 25(5), p. 1103-1112, maio, 2009.
Abstract: Home visits have become increasingly widespread in Brazil since the emergence of the Family Health Program. The present study deals with users’ perceptions of these visits, focusing on comprehensiveness and humanization of care. The study was exploratory and qualitative. Twentyone interviews were performed with users from the six administrative health districts of Fortaleza, capital of Ceará State, Brazil. Analysis of the interviews revealed the existence of three core themes: (1) health professional-user relationships, i.e. users’ perceptions of completeness and humanization of care during visits; (2) characterization of visits, with emphasis on operational aspects; and (3) user-health facility interaction, focusing on integration with other service. This theme was divided into three items: health facility management, equity, and integration of care. In conclusion, the study suggests that home visiting practices can be improved by enhancing the aspects of intersubjectivity, dialogue, and negotiation between health professionals, users, and the community.
URI: http://www.repositorio.ufc.br/handle/riufc/4297
ISSN: 0102-311X
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