Family Health Support Center

suffering from the perspective of psychodynamics of work

  • Débora Dupas Gonçalves do Nascimento Fundação Oswaldo Cruz de Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Sílvia Helena Mendonça de Moraes Fundação Oswaldo Cruz de Mato Grosso do Sul
  • Maria Amélia de Campos Oliveira Universidade de São Paulo, Escola de Enfermagem, Departamento de Enfermagem em Saúde Coletiva
Keywords: Family Health Strategy, Health Personnel, Work, Interpersonal Relations, Stress, Psychological, Occupational Health


Objective: To analyze the work process of the Family Health Support Center and identify the repercussions on professionals’ quality of life at work. Method: A descriptiveexploratory qualitative case study conducted with workers from Family Health Support Centers. The content analysis technique was used to analyze the resulting empirical material in the light of the theoretical reference of Work Psychodynamics. Results: Twenty workers participated in the focus groups. This study discusses the category of ‘suffering’ by the chosen theoretical perspective, which derives from interpersonal relationships and teamwork, the feeling of not belonging, lack of infrastructure for work, violence and vulnerability present in the territory. Conclusion: Group union and collaborative integration among workers can be strategies for the minimization of suffering at work in the context of the Family Health Strategy.


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Nascimento, D., Moraes, S., & Oliveira, M. A. (2019). Family Health Support Center. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 53, e03423.
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