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Continuing education - practice in a family health unit: a descriptive study

Vinícius de Figueiredo Lopes, Marilda Andrade


Central aim: To know the potentiality of the process of Continuing Health Education (CHE) with regard to family health teams. Method: This is a descriptive study, in which a qualitative approach is used. For this study we have created an action research proposal. Data will be collected between November 2013 and February 2014 through semi-structured interviews. Data will be treated using the analysis of the collective subject discourse as proposed by Lefevre and Lefevre. The subjects will be the health professionals in the family health teams Pillar III, IV and V of the municipality of Duque de Caxias, RJ. Subsequently, an intervention plan for restructuring the CHE will be developed collectively. It is expected that the study will contribute to improving the CHE in this location and, therefore, contribute to better healthcare for the user.


Family Health Strategy; Continuing Health Education; Intervention plan


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