50: The nursing work in primary attention to health care in Brazil: implications and risks

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H. Fernandes
Nursing, UNIÍTALO, São Paulo, Brazil
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This research had the objective identify the related common work risks on professionals of Nursing work in primary attention to health care in Brazil and its implications; to learn the health improvement strategies of these workers; and to identify the repercussions of this work on the people’s life quality. It is an integrative literature review, considering the MEDLINE, SciELO, and LILACS databases, and used six descriptors for the search of published material from 2000 to 2010. Thus, 18 were selected, and then divided into 3 analytical categories. It became clear that the risks of psychological and biological burden are more frequent, generating repercussions on workers’ mental health, on labor life quality, and, then, enhancing the absenteeism risk, sick leave and retirement, due to undeveloped promotion of effective programs, prevention, and rehabilitation of workers’ health on primary care. Thus, it is needed to increase researches oriented to this theme with greater levels of evidence.
Descriptors: Worker’s health; Primary health care; Nursing.

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