The performance of the family health strategy nurse in the care of clients in psychic suffering


  • Patricia Iolanda Coelho Alves Federal University of Uberlândia
  • Lúcia Aparecida Ferreira
  • Ricardo Jader Cardoso
  • Fernanda Bonato Zuffi
  • Leiner Resende Rodrigues
  • Marina Pereira Rezende
  • Guilherme Silva Mendonça
  • Emerson Piantino Dias



Psychic suffering. Mental health. Family health strategy


Aim: To verify the performance of the nurses, in addition to identifying difficulties and facilities in assisting the client in psychic suffering. Design: Descriptive study, of exploratory and qualitative approach. Participants and context: The sampling consisted of 26 nurses of Primary Care - Family Health Strategy from Uberaba - MG, in 2012. Main measurements: It was used a semi-structured questionnaire, with guiding questions. Data were analyzed using content analysis. Results: Six categories emerged: nurse assignments, access to medication; difficulty of access to the center of specialty, professional qualification, teamwork, and lack of facilities. Conclusion: ESF nurses' actions are routing, guidance and monitoring. Lack of training, access to medications and specialty centers were the difficulties encountered by them. And teamwork was considered a facilitator.


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Author Biography

Patricia Iolanda Coelho Alves, Federal University of Uberlândia

Pedagogue, Nurse, Specialist Distance Education




How to Cite

ALVES, P.I.C., FERREIRA, L.A., CARDOSO, R.J., ZUFFI, F.B., RODRIGUES, L.R., REZENDE, M.P., MENDONÇA, G.S. and DIAS, E.P., 2015. The performance of the family health strategy nurse in the care of clients in psychic suffering . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 31, no. 5. [Accessed17 May 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v31n5a2015-26846. Available from:



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