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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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MONTEIRO, Janine Kieling et al. Firefighters: a look over the quality of life at work. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.3, pp. 554-565. ISSN 1414-9893.

This paper presents an intervention at the firefighters' corporation (São Leopoldo - Rs) performed by the NEPT (Núcleo de Excelência em Psicologia do Trabalho). We used a diagnosis made by 63 semi-structured interviews about the corporation's function and operation. From this analysis, we proposed lectures on stress and quality of life at work (QVT). Questions were raised about the myth of the hero and the love for the firefighter profession, that makes people put their jobs at the first place in their lives. The stress caused by traumatic situations, such as constant life risk and deaths in rescues were emphasized. We concluded that the interventions contributed as a hearing opportunity that led to reflections about QVT.

Keywords : Quality of life at work; Stress; Firefighters.

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