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Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho

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DOURADO, Amanda Dias; ZAMBRONI-DE-SOUZA, Paulo César; ARAUJO, Anísio José da Silva  and  BOLIS, Ivan. Breaking down with work due to illness and facing the new reality. Cad. psicol. soc. trab. [online]. 2021, vol.24, n.2, pp. 185-200. ISSN 1516-3717.

The aim of this article is to analyze how workers away from the work environment due to illness experienced the break from work and what future perspectives they developed based on this experience. Nine workers who were away from the work environment due to illness, users of a Worker's Health Reference Center in a capital city in northeastern Brazil participated in this study. The instruments used were: a sociodemographic questionnaire and a semi-structured interview, submitted to thematic content analysis, with the theoretical assistance of Psychodynamics of Work. It became clear that workers prefer the suffering experienced at work to those arising from their absence, as well as having frustrated expectations of recognition, added to the limitations to achieve better professional perspectives.

Keywords : Sick leave; Occupational health; Psychic suffering.

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