Overview of falls in Brazilian public policies

Renata Francielle dos Reis Fonseca, Silvia Matumoto
2021 Physis  
Public policies portray the proposals of actions on circumstances that affect the population unfavorably. Falls represent an important factor of morbidity and mortality and damage to aging. Thus, the objective of the research was to outline the panorama of falls in the governmental sphere by analyzing and identifying its relevance in official publications. The research, qualitative of document analysis, started with the content analysis of 14 documents and verified that falls are addressed
more » ... sely, in most of the documents, and aimed at health professionals. It is noteworthy that falls are highlighted as preventable occurrences and subject to intervention by the elderly themselves, family members, health professionals, and managers.
doi:10.1590/s0103-73312021310327 fatcat:emidjv4vbbettoxzqou5uklrgq