Work as a source of pleasure: evaluating a Psychosocial Care Center team

  • Cecília Helena Glanzner Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Escola de Enfermagem
  • Agnes Olschowsky Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; Escola de Enfermagem
  • Luciane Prado Kantorski Universidade Federal de Pelotas; Faculdade de Enfermagem e Obstetrícia
Keywords: Mental Health Services, Patient care team, Job satisfaction, Occupational health, Health evaluation

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the pleasure at work felt by the members of a Psychosocial Care Center team. This qualitative case study used Forth Generation Evaluation. This study was performed in Foz do Iguaçu, Parana, Brazil, in November and December 2006. Participants were 10 tem members. Data collection was performed through observation and individual interviews. The analysis was initiated at the same time as the data collection, and the final analysis was performed as per the following steps: data ordering, classification and final analysis. The following analysis themes were developed: work characteristics at the psychological care center, suffering and coping with suffering at work. During the evaluation, the participants showed pleasure and fulfillment with their work by expressing pride, fulfillment and appreciation of what they deliver. Pleasure occurs during the development of psychosocial care, because they always have the freedom to rearrange their manner of working, making possible to develop activities and attitudes capable of giving them pleasure.

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Published
2011-06-01
How to Cite
Glanzner, C., Olschowsky, A., & Kantorski, L. (2011). Work as a source of pleasure: evaluating a Psychosocial Care Center team. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 45(3), 716-721. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342011000300024
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Original Article