Territory and community mental health service: conceptions present in the discourses of the actors of the process of Brazilian psychiatric reform
Keywords:Community Mental Health Services, Social Change, Public Health Practice, Deinstitutionalization
AbstractOne of the proposals of the territory- and community-based substitutive services in mental health assistance - the Centros de Atenção Psicossocial (CAPS - Psychosocial Care Centers) - is the intervention in the users' context, exploring existent resources to promote the feasibility of life projects, which in turn should enable concrete transformations in everyday life. The research was developed in this context and its methodological reference is the theory of everyday life proposed by Agnes Heller, and the analytical categories territory and Psychosocial Rehabilitation. It is a case study that intends to identify and discuss the possibilities of territorial practices in producing changes in the users' everyday life. In this article, one of the objectives outlined in the study is discussed: to comprehend the representation that the multiprofessional team has of "territory" and "territory-based mental health service". The field of the study was one of the CAPS III of the city of Campinas (State of São Paulo), and the collaborators of this research were the mental health professionals and the users and nonusers of the service. Data were collected by means of semi-structured interviews and focal group sessions. In the data analysis, under the perspective of Discourse Analysis, the result that was obtained was the recognition of three empirical categories, among them - territory. It is the actions in the territory that give meaning to the everyday life of the service, and in this resides the importance of these interventions, which differentiate a psychiatric hospital from a community service.
Download data is not yet available.
How to Cite
Leão, A., & Barros, S. (2012). Territory and community mental health service: conceptions present in the discourses of the actors of the process of Brazilian psychiatric reform. Saúde E Sociedade, 21(3), 572-586. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902012000300005