The Perception of Worker Under the Perspective Psychosocial Rehabilitation in a Mental Health Service Maceió-al


The Perception of Worker Under the Perspective Psychosocial Rehabilitation in a Mental Health Service Maceió-al

SANTOS, S.A.1; HORA, L.M.N.R1; ANDRADE, C.A1; SANTANA, M.R.A.G1; SILVA, M.L.A1; RIBEIRO, M.C1.

Alagoas State University of Health Sciences (UNCISAL).

Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy-2d Code


The psychiatric reform is a historical, political and social process which embraces several transformations with innovative practices that currently consist of different forms of care from the perspective of psychosocial rehabilitation. The research was developed by a mental health service in order to identify how workers perceive and react to new processes of care, and how they value the contribution of Occupational Therapy within this perspective. This study is part of a qualitative approach, funded by PROBIC / UNCISAL / FAPEAL with approval in the CEP under number 1979, data were collected with a semi structured form and submitted to analysis of content. The subjects were six service workers from different areas of professional. In the analysis three thematic categories have emerged: Workers’ optic about Psychosocial Rehabilitation and it’s practices; Facilitating and hindering aspects the process; And the focus on Occupational Therapy. Results: In the analysis three thematic categories have emerged: Workers’ optic about Psychosocial Rehabilitation and it’s practices; Facilitating and hindering aspects the process; And the focus on Occupational Therapy. As results have been pointed the need for changes in practices of the service so that work processes can be developed from the perspective of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, as political involvement and commitment. The work of Occupational Therapy’s been highlighted as fundamental in the conduct of actions linked to the Psychosocial Rehabilitation. While we recognize the progress of achievements in the area of mental health, still needed changes in practices developed in services mainly on the commitment and involvement with public policy. The Occupational Therapy, accordingly, must take ownership of this very important space that is use the activity as a resource in gaining autonomy and recovery of citizenship, contributing with other professionals in the psychosocial rehabilitation process.

Keywords: Mental health services; Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation; Workers


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