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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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ALMEIDA, Leonardo Alexandrino de et al. Work as a health determinant and a place for competence development. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.2, pp. 1446-1455. ISSN 1984-6657.

Starting from the relationship between work and health and the development of professional skills, this article aimed to investigate in official documents of the health policies of the municipality of Vitória-ES how the dimension of work is expressed as a determinant of health, and as a place of competence development. The research, with a qualitative approach, was based on theoretical references on competencies and occupational health, and used lexical analysis with Iramuteq software for data treatment. The results show that (a) work is neglected as a determinant of health, but recognized as a space for the development of professional skills; (b) there is a central concern with the organization of health services in the analyzed documents, and (c) there is a need for greater emphasis on work as a social determinant of health in official health documents, to strengthen and promote worker health practices at the municipal level.

Keywords : work; professional competence; occupational health.

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