Saberes populares en salud de las familias campesinas (Colombia)

Liliana Orozco Castillo, Alexandra Giraldo-Osorio, Diana Paola Betancurth Loaiza
2020 Cultura de los Cuidados Revista de Enfermería y Humanidades  
Objective. To understand the popular knowledge of the rural families of Villamaría (Caldas, Colombia), based on the role of nursing in Primary Health Care. Methods. Interpretive ethnography with participant observation and in-depth interviews. Seven families from the dispersed rural area participated. 29 family visits were made (September 2017 to November 2018). The analysis was performed with Atlas.ti, through four phases: data collection and recording; grouping, classification and coding;
more » ... tification of recurring patterns, and research findings. Results. The cultural theme was identified "With our popular knowledge we go ahead and take care of ourselves", justified in three patterns: "Surviving with the family, spirituality and those who support us", "Risks and experiences in the face of health and illness" and "With the meals and caring methods we survive the risks". Conclusions. The popular knowledge of peasant families consists of several elements in search of well-being. For the disease, syncretism is found between Western medicine and natural methods, especially the use of plants. The results contribute to the curriculum and attention of health sciences professionals, particularly those of nursing by contributing in response to current health regulations.
doi:10.14198/cuid.2020.58.14 fatcat:zgzzejgnl5ar5knzalk6wphnka