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[Community Health Agent: status adapted with Family Health Program reality?].

Authors
  • dos Santos, Karina Tonini
  • Saliba, Nemre Adas
  • Moimaz, Suzely Adas Saliba
  • Arcieri, Renato Moreira
  • Carvalho, Maria de Lourdes
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
16 Suppl 1
Pages
1023–1028
Identifiers
PMID: 21503451
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study analyses the status and work reality of Community Health Agents, with the purpose of contributing to the improvement of the Brazilian Health System (SUS) in small cities. It was discussed aspects related to their participation in the team of the Family Health Program (PSF) and their interaction with the community. It was observed a lack of motivation and experience, which compromises the quality of Agents performance in the community. It is known that these findings are reflex and consequence of an established context. It is necessary the team rethink their practice, specially the managers, having always as a fundament the principles that guide the SUS and PSF.

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