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Revista da Abordagem Gestáltica

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SILVA, Melck Kelly Piastrelli Mota da  and  FREITAS, Sylvia Mara Pires de. Stress for workers of a cooperative health: an existential-phenomenological analysis. Rev. abordagem gestalt. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 61-68. ISSN 1809-6867.

This article is the result of research conducted in the course of Specialization in Mental Health and Psychological Intervention, University of Maringá. The research aimed to investigate and comprehend, through interviews with employees of a health cooperative of the city of Maringa, how they mean and experience stress, as well as their actions on the same. It was used like a theoretical and methodological approaches, the phenomenology of Husserl and the phenomenological method; and Sartrian existentialism and the progressive-regressive method. The analysis showed that the stress is meant by workers in a-historical, a-critical and individual. On one hand, they believe that external factors are responsible for the production of stress and, conversely, to take the blame for failing to overcome it. This understanding is corroborated by traditional hegemonic theories about stress and by the industry of health that do not alienate only the knowledge of employees on the subject, but also of health professionals.

Keywords : Stress; Existential phenomenology; Psychology of work.

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