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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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SANTOS JUNIOR, Adalberto Vital dos; MENDES, Ana Magnólia  and  ARAUJO, Luciane Kozicz Reis. Experience into clinical of work with bank clercks with injuries by Repetitive Strain Injury. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.3, pp.614-625. ISSN 1414-9893.

This study reports an intervention in clinical labour with a group of bank clercks who had injuries by repetitive effort/ortho-muscular diseases related to work, using the theoretical reference of psychodynamics of work. Thirteen bank clercks who were retired or had been removed - between three months and six years - participated in the intervention. Ten sessions with two groups were performed, composed by six and seven participants. The data produced in each group were examined through the center of meaning analysis. The results evidenced that organizational mechanisms, like symbolic promises, stimulated a body overload for the mediation of fear and anxiety, what favored the disease process. Isolated treatments entailed more emotional wear and the best results came from interdisciplinary treatment. This experience has become positive for the participants to rebuild the meaning of their process of illness in the discussion, when the experience of pleasure-suffering and the modes of mediation were shared.

Keywords : Pleasure-suffering; RSI/WRMSD; The psychodynamics of work; Worker’s health.

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