Maria Assunção da Silva Lemos¹* Milena Pereira da Silva² Nathália Barreto Januário Chaves de Figueiredo³ Ana Carla Silva dos Santos⁴ Aluska Mirtes de Queiroz⁵

¹Graduate Student in Nursing at the University Center São Miguel; ²Graduate Student in Nursing at the University Center São Miguel; ³Nurse. Post-graduate / Lato Sensu in Public Health with emphasis on Health of the Family of the National Institute of Higher Education and Research -INESP; ⁴Physiotherapist. Master in Gerontology, Physical Activity and Health from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro; ⁵Nurse. Master in Health Education – UFPE

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Introduction: With the Psychiatric Reform and the closure of some psychiatric hospitals, many patients who had been living in an asylum regime for a long time return to family life. The family then assumes a peculiar role in the monitoring and social reintegration of the mentally ill outside the hospital units. For this, it is necessary that health services in primary care are trained to provide adequate support to these families.

Objective: to verify the support practices developed by primary health care focused on the family of the person with mental disorders. Methods: Integrative literature review of the last 10 years (2008-2018) using the database of the Virtual Health Library (VHL).

Results: The study sample was composed of 11 articles. In the analyzed articles, it was identified that families still face difficulties in dealing with the person with mental disorders, requiring the support of the replacement network services in this process.

Conclusion: It is necessary to invest more in these replacement services and better prepare their professionals so that they know how to deal with the family of the mental health patient.

Keywords: Mental Health, Deinstitutionalization, Primary Health Care, Family Nursing.

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Maria Assunção da Silva Lemos Milena Pereira da Silva, Nathália Barreto Januário Chaves de Figueiredo, Ana Carla Silva dos Santos, Aluska Mirtes de Queiroz. SUPPORT NETWORK FOR FAMILIES WITH MENTAL DISORDERS IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE: AN INTEGRATIVE LITERATURE REVIEW. Global Journal of Nursing , 2020, 3:13. DOI: 10.28933/gjn-2020-02-1105


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