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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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ROCHA, Kátia Bones et al. Home visit in the health field: a systematic literature review. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2017, vol.18, n.1, pp.170-185. ISSN 1645-0086.

Home visit has been used by several health professionals. The aim of this paper is to perform a literature review on the use of home visits as a work tool. We will also try to deeply analyze the papers in which psychologists use home visit as a work strategy. Method: A literature review performed on the Scielo, Bireme, and PsycINFO databases, from January to April/2014. The inclusion criteria were full papers, published in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, in the last 10 years. Results: A total of 1, 015 papers with the term “home visit” either in the title, abstract, or keywords was found, but only 489 (48.2%) followed the initial inclusion criteria. From the papers analyzed, home visits were used as a tool of care by the primary care staff, as an intervention directed to patients with chronic conditions, and as an instrument to collect data for researches. Only 8 papers described the use of home visits by psychologists. Conclusion: There is a shortage of papers on home visit as an intervention technique, for both professionals in general and psychologists. Therefore, it is important that this care strategy be thought from a critical and ethical perspective.

Palavras-chave : Health; Home visit; Community; Psychology.

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