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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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ROSA, Débora Cristina Joaquina; LIMA, Daiane Márcia de  and  PERES, Rodrigo Sanches. Mental health in Primary Health Care: (dis)encounters between nurses and patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2021, vol.17, n.4, pp. 83-91. ISSN 1806-6976.

OBJECTIVE: understand the collective imaginary about patients diagnosed with schizophrenia by nurses in Primary Health Care, focusing on their possible reverberations regarding mental health care. METHOD: qualitative research oriented by the psychoanalytical investigative method, developed with 15 nurses. The instrument used was the Drawing-Story with Theme Procedure, and the data collected were interpreted psychoanalytically to capture fields of meaning. RESULTS: in the collective imaginary of most participants, is central the belief that the continuity of mental health care of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia is an exclusive responsibility of "specialized" health professionals and/or services, and it seems to significantly affect the (dis)encounters established between the nurses and those patients. CONCLUSION: this belief is incompatible with the precepts of the Brazilian Psychiatric Reform and with the role of nurses in Primary Health Care.

Keywords : Mental Health; Primary Health Care; Nurse-Patient Relations; Schizophrenia; Prejudice.

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