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Knowledge and meaning of environmental impacts on health: expressions of nurses in the Family Health Strategy

Grant number: 19/21138-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2020
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Nursing - Public Health Nursing
Principal Investigator:Sílvia Carla da Sílva André Uehara
Grantee:Natalia Maria Assunção
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


The World Health Organization (WHO) considers climate change a challenge for the maintenance of human health, requiring the implementation of strategies aimed at protecting public health, including, in addition to financial, technological and infrastructure resources, activities directed at education and health. public awareness. However, despite this concern, there still seems to be some distance between the health field and the effective relationship with environmental protection practices or the minimization of their effects. In this sense, the development of studies that problematize the issue of the interface between environmental impacts on health, both in the scenario of training and in the context of professional practice in health and nursing are fundamental, especially among nurses of the Family Health Strategy. This study aims to analyze the knowledge of Family Health Strategy nurses about environmental impacts on health. It is an exploratory, descriptive and qualitative approach. This study will be conducted with the 22 Family Health Strategy nurses from the city of São Carlos. To participate in the research, the following inclusion criteria were defined: nurse who has been working for more than 3 months. Also, as exclusion criteria were defined participants who are on leave or vacation; and also participants who are not available to conduct the interview after three appointments. For data collection an interview will be conducted using a semi-structured instrument. The data will be analyzed through thematic content analysis, which unfolds in three stages pre-analysis, material exploration and treatment of results / interpretation. Still, the research will be submitted for consideration by the Research Ethics Committee of the Federal University of São Carlos-SP. (AU)