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DOS SANTOS, P.N. et al. La detección de la lepra y la humanización de la atención: acciones de enfermería en el programa de salud de la familia. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.25, pp.104-115. ISSN 1695-6141.

The Municipality of São Gonçalo in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro-Brazil is considered an endemic area for leprosy according to the Ministry of Health. From this observation, we sought to identify with this work which actions are performed by nurses from Family Health Program (PSF) to detect leprosy and what care they provide to people affected by the disease, with the focus on humanization. Thus, we performed descriptive, qualitative and field units in the health of the family of that city, with thirty-one nurses through interviews with open questions. Two categories emerged: the detection actions made by the nurse, the care given to people affected and the humanization of care needed. It was concluded that the actions taken by the nurses do not follow a single standard and that some lack the necessary training to function with users of PSF affected by leprosy.

Keywords : leprosy; detection in nursing care; humanization of assistance.

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