TITLE

STRUCTURING OF ASSISTANCE SERVICE TO LEPROSY PATIENT IN PRIMARY HEALTH CARE UNIT: EXPERIENCE REPORT

AUTHOR(S)
Nogueira, Paula Sacha Frota; de Castro, Roberta Rodrigues Teixeira
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p2317
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objective: to propose the planning for structuring and assessing the quality of an assistance service to patient with leprosy. Method: experience report type study, based on research-action of interventionist nature, carried out in the Basic Health Unit (BHU) in the city of Fortaleza (CE, Brazil), which involved 27 professionals of the unity from different categories, from November 2010 to February 2011. As management tool for structuring a care service to people with leprosy was used the PDCA cycle, including the following steps: planning, implementation, verification and action. Results: the critical causes found that deserved immediate action plan were: insufficient knowledge recognized by some professionals and inadequate assistance structure for people with leprosy. Conclusion: we emphasize the use of management plan appropriate to the reality experienced by professionals as an ideal way for achieving goals that contribute to improve the quality of health care.
ACCESSION #
67320917

 

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