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Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental

versão impressa ISSN 1647-2160


GONCALVES, Rejane Maria Dias de Abreu et al. Mental health promotion: Nurses' actions included in primary health care. Revista Portuguesa de Enfermagem de Saúde Mental [online]. 2013, n.10, pp.49-56. ISSN 1647-2160.

INTRODUCTION: The psychiatric reform, also presents great challenges for nursing care in community mental health, with discussion on the sustainability of the health care change in practice focused on promoting mental health in primary care. OBJECTIVE: Describe the actions ofnurses in Mental Health Promotion in primary health care. METHODS: A quantitative study, conducted with 45 nurses the Microrregião Triangle South of Minas Gerais, through semi-structured interviews. Data were analyzed descriptively and organized into categories. RESULTS: Of the 45 respondents, the actions taken by nurses to promote prevention and mental health were: (84.4%) reception, (77.8%) orientation, (53.3%) physical activity, (60.0%) family support and (68.9%) health education; (60.0%) said they did not have specific training in mental health (68.9%) feel unprepared to deal with mental health. CONCLUSION: The results showed that nurses' conceptions of actions to promote mental health in primary care are directly related to professional assistance and they reinforce the need for improvement in the area with proposals for continuing education.

Palavras-chave : Nurses; Health Promotion; Mental Health; Primary Attention.

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