Knowledge and health promotion practice of Family Health Strategy nurses

Nathália Cristina do Carmo da Silva, Karen Sayuri Mekaro, Rebeca Isis de Oliveira Santos, Sílvia Carla da Silva André Uehara
2020 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objectives: to analyze the knowledge and health promotion practice carried out by Family Health Strategy nurses. Methods: a descriptive study and qualitative approach. The study was conducted with 18 Family Health Strategy nurses from the city of São Carlos. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and analyzed through thematic analysis. The study was approved by the Research Ethics Committee. Results: the data revealed that nurses had difficulties to conceptualize health
more » ... ize health promotion, and it is common to describe the definition of disease prevention. Nurses also reported developing group activities for health promotion; however, individual actions and consultations were still predominant. Final Considerations: it is necessary to develop sustainable strategies for collective health-promoting activities, in addition to strengthening multidisciplinary work and Continuing Education actions.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2019-0362 pmid:32638930 fatcat:wmpaprknl5ds3efcwqnvi6jhxe