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Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho

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ARAUJO, Maristela Dalbello de et al. Ways to produce health in hospital work: an intervention in Psychology. Cad. psicol. soc. trab. [online]. 2002, vol.5, pp. 37-49. ISSN 1516-3717.

This paper presents the intervention carried out in a public hospital in Greater Vitória, ES. The purpose of the intervention was to became acquainted with the work reality and its repercussions on the health of the professionals who work in the pediatrics sector of that hospital, aiming at creating a space for reflection and critics in order to promote changes in the working conditions that lead to suffering, as well as in the relationships between the members of the nursing staff. This work used the collective meeting methodology. Using group activities, varied texts and resources, it dealt with several subjects concerning the work reality and the possible consequences for the health and life of those men and women. It was observed that the working conditions and the organization in the sector have favored illness as a result of a process of disqualification and impoverishment of the public health service. The work brought up collective efforts to face problems and seek solutions for them. However, it stands out that much has yet to be done in order to accomplish other co-management experiences and find solutions for the innumerable problems in the work routine of the hospital.

Keywords : Hospital work; Work psychology; Health and work; Psychology intervention.

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