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XIMENES NETO, F.R.; FELIX, R.M.S.; OLIVEIRA, E.M.  and  JORGE, M.S.B.. Concepciones, conocimientos y prácticas de los enfermeros al cuidado de los sujetos con diagnóstico de depresión: una mirada al territorio de la atención primaria en salud. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2009, n.16. ISSN 1695-6141.

The objective of the study is To characterize the socio-demographic and education of nurses in the HSF; to verify the nurses’ knowledge of depression; to identify the difficulties faced by nurses in the effectiveness of attendance and promotion of health of individuals with depression; and to prioritize the need for treatment in order to act in a competent way for the care of the individual with depression. It is an exploratory-descriptive and analytic study with a qualitative and quantitative integration of approaches, carried out with 30 nurses from the Health Strategy of the Family in the headquarters of the municipal district of Sobral - CE. Of the sample nurses 93% were women, 60 % aged 22 to 30 years, 67 % with 1 to 10 years experience since graduation, and having a residence expertise Family Health. The results showed that the nurses reported the greatest difficulty as the inexistence of qualification for the effectiveness of assistance and promotion of health of the individuals with depression. It is worth pointing out that to consider finished the discussion that we tried to create in this work, could deform the dynamic character, the formation of ideas, and results herein presented.

Keywords : Salud Mental; Depresión; Enfermero; Estrategia Salud de la Familia; Cuidado.

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