The nursing staff and new practices in mental health: the residential therapeutic service as background
Revista de Enfermagem UFPE On Line
Azevedo DM de, Silva DS. The nursing staff and new practices in mental health... Rev enferm UFPE on line. 2010 jan./mar.;4(1):444-47 444 ABSTRACT Objective: to investigate the level of knowledge of nursing professionals on the psychiatric reform, related to its technical and scientific training and professional practice. Methodlogy: exploratory and descriptive research with a qualitative approach, to be held in the Residential Therapeutic Service of the Municipal Health Secretariat of Caicó
... The study subjects will be the health professionals who are part of the nursing staff (6 aides and nursing technicians and 1 nurse), and the data will be obtained through a semistructured interview, split into three parts (characterization of the professional, professional training and interview guide). The interviews will be recorded in digital audio, respecting the ethical principles in research with humans, and later transcribed in full. The analysis will be mediated by Microsoft Excel Software (characterization and vocational training), and by the theoretical and methodological feature of the Theory of Social Representations, being created thematic categories. Expected results: it is attempted to provide tools for reflection and guidance of health professionals working in the Residential Therapeutic Service, facing the new redesign of business practices, after the Psychiatric Reform. It may also indicate ways to overcome and improve service to all municipal replacement network which provides mental health services. Descriptors: mental health services; nursing, team; psychiatric nursing; assisted living facilities.