Managerial nursing competencies in the expansion of the Family Health Strategy

  • Ingrid Margareth Voth Lowen Secretaria Municipal de Saúde de Curitiba; Departamento de Atenção Primária
  • Aida Maris Peres Universidade Federal do Paraná; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Karla Crozeta Universidade Federal do Paraná; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Elizabeth Bernardino Universidade Federal do Paraná; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Carmem Lúcia Colomé Beck Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To relate the managerial competencies required of nurses with the process of change experienced in the expansion of the Family Health Strategy (FHS). METHOD A qualitative research conducted in primary health care in a southern Brazilian city, through interviews with 32 managerial and clinical nurses. The interviews were processed by IRAMUTEQ software. The resulting classes were examined under five managerial competencies to promote change. RESULTS The four classes obtained from data were: the Family Health Strategy expansion process; confrontations and potentialities; mobilization for the change; innovations in medical and nursing consultations. The classes were related to one or more competencies. CONCLUSION The expansion of the Family Health Strategy requires managerial competencies of implementing and sustaining change, negotiating agreements and commitments, using power and influence ethically and effectively, sponsoring and selling new ideas, and encouraging and promoting innovation.

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Published
2015-12-01
How to Cite
Lowen, I., Peres, A., Crozeta, K., Bernardino, E., & Beck, C. (2015). Managerial nursing competencies in the expansion of the Family Health Strategy . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 49(6), 964-970. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420150000600013
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