Permanent education in health in the supervised treatment of tuberculosis: a descriptive study


The study focuses on the contribution of permanent education (EP) in teaching Community Health Workers (ACS) about the supervised treatment of tuberculosis. This is a descriptive study with a qualitative approach, aiming to describe the difficulties faced by ACS in the supervised treatment of tuberculosis, and  the facilities that are available to them. It aims to discuss the strategies adopted by ACS with regard to performing supervised treatment of tuberculosis. We also aim to propose effective actions in terms of permanent education for ACS with regard to the supervised treatment of tuberculosis. Data collection will be underaken through participant observation and semi-structured interviews with ten ACS of a family health unit in a municipality in the state of Rio de Janeiro, RJ. It is hoped that this study will contribute to the improvement of supervised treatment performed in the city, thus developing quality care and achieving a rate of reduction and the eventual elimination of cases of tuberculosis as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)
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