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The care within an INTERMEDICALITY space of an indigenous village

Grant number: 13/22779-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 07, 2014
Effective date (End): July 06, 2014
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing
Principal Investigator:Lidia Aparecida Rossi
Grantee:Aridiane Alves Ribeiro
Supervisor abroad: Jeffrey L. Reading
Home Institution: Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto (EERP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Victoria (UVic), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:12/03773-8 - The care within an intermedicality space of an indigenous village, BP.DR

Abstract

The present study intends to describe the social and political reality in which an intercultural care is experienced by individuals - indigenous users and Amerindians and non indigenous health professionals - in an intermedicality space of a Brazilian indigenous village. The specific purposes are: to identify experiences related to the intercultural care process and to the self-care shared by the indigenous; to observe the practices related to the care among the health agents and the indigenous people; to identify the limits and characterize the main values, the knowledge and the beliefs used by the subjects during the intercultural care; and to contrast the strengths and challenges of the respective health systems from a variety of stakeholder perspectives, such as client experience and the health care provider. The indigenous health care configures a borderline space that produces processes of intercultural communication and interaction that need to be studied from different perspectives. This is a descriptive and qualitative study. The Ethnographic is been employed at data collection. It is been done in Mato Grosso do Sul Special District of Indigenous Health, Brazil, specifically in Corrego do Meio and Oliveiras rural villages and in Tereré urbanized village. The leading subjects will be: the health workers and the users of rural villages and urbanized. Most of these indigenous are from Terena ethnicity. As secondary subjects, it will be considered the midwives, the healers and the xamãs. The resources used in data collection are the observation participation and the interviews. The analysis of partial data also will be done at the University of Victoria, Canada, under the supervision of Dr Jeff Reading at the Doctoral Internship abroad. Thus, the Brazilian and Canadian indigenous health attention will be contrasted in order to outline the strengths and challenges of the Canadian and Brazilian Health Systems. (AU)