Saúde da pessoa idosa: a formação dos profissionais de saúde da atenção básica

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The aging process of the population in Brazil happens in an accelerated way, which requires the public health sector an immediate response, mostly associated with the training of health professionals, in particular those who works in primary care, directly responsible for the promotion, prevention and health care of the elderly. This study was consisted in understand the process training of health professionals with college degrees, on the health of the elderly. This is an exploratory qualitative research, performed with nurses, doctors and dentists, who work in primary care in the county of Aparecida de Goiânia. The research tool used was a semistructured interview. Data analysis was performed using the thematic content analysis proposed by Bardin and revisited by Minayo. Were interviewed 31 professionals and from the analysis of the speeches were identified four categories: Training on the elderly health: Superficial Theory without specific practice; Elderly people: Who are they and what they arouse in health professionals; Attention to the Elderly: From the broad view to the fragmented practice; Distancing from the elderly policies, however approaching the Elderly statute. These categories are composed of senses core. We found that in graduation there is little in undergraduate and / or absence of health contents about the elderly, as well as little demand and supply for specializations and the continued and permanent health education is absent in the service of everyday life; feelings and perceptions highlighted in the care process of older people influence in situations experienced in primary care; there is an amplified conception of health, but with implementation constraints due to organization of service that is still centered care rather than on care; there is still a lack of knowledge about the National Health Policy for the Elderly. We conclude that the training of health professionals in relation to the elderly is limited, due to the process of training that during graduation is shallow and remains in service, which offers few opportunities for qualification.



COTA, B. A. Saúde da pessoa idosa: a formação dos profissionais de saúde da atenção básica. 2015. 134 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Ensino na Saúde) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2015.