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Humanization and co-management in primary health care: the relationships in everyday work context

Grant number: 15/04519-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2015
Effective date (End): May 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Social Psychology
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Carla Guanaes Lorenzi
Grantee:Giovanna Cabral Doricci
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil


The National Humanization Policy aims to promote the Health Care Reform by means of focusing on everyday relationships at health services. This policy is organized in accordance with the following principles: transversality; inseparability of care management and health care; protagonism, co-responsibility and autonomy of health professional and patients. The Humanization Policy is complex; yet, it is often taken-for-granted, when regarded exclusively in terms of the quality of the relationships between professionals and patients. The humanization of the health management (i.e., of work relationships) is debated in theory, but not empirically. This research aims to understand how the humanization of health management is considered and practiced by health professionals in the routine of Primary Health Care services. The context of the study includes two Health Units located in the city of Ribeirão Preto-SP. The research is qualitative, and is designed to occur in two stages: field immersion and focus groups. These groups will be conducted with the aim of understanding how these health professionals make meanings about the humanization of health management, as well as understanding how this humanization is practiced in their everyday activities at work. The group conversation will be recorded and transcribed, and will be analyzed in the following steps: 1) Transcription; 2) Intensive Reading; 3) Definition of sequentially themed (moments) axes; 4) Selection of important group moments to discuss the research goals; 4) Analysis of these moments from theory support. This research aims to enrich the scientific literature about co-management in the context of primary health care. It highlights Social Psychology as an important resource to analyze public polices, and to contribute to Brazilian Health Care Reform. (AU)

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DORICCI, Giovanna Cabral. Humanization and Co-management in Primary Health Care: the relationships in everyday work context. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (PCARP/BC) Ribeirão Preto.

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