Community participation in basic health care in the user's perspective

de Aquino, Jael Maria; Leite Meirelles Monteiro, Estela Maria; Brandão Neto, Waldemar; Velez Silva, Andreza Cristina; Lima de Albuquerque, Bruno; Barroso Batista, Rebeca
January 2014
Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado e Fundamental;Jan-Mar2014, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p364
Academic Journal
Objective: To know from the perspective of the user, the contributions of community participation in health activities of a family health unit of Recife-PE, Brazil. Method: Qualitative study conducted with 65 users a basic health Unit in the months of November 2010 to January 2011. The interviews recorded, transcribed and analyzed by means of the collective subject discourse. Results: Two central ideas identified: - existing in the Community Leadership and participation of the population in the planning of health;-Suggestions for changes/improvements in health service offered by the basic unit. Conclusion: Evidenced that the question of community leadership needs to strengthen through a political action-ethics-shared citizen, where professionals and users are active in this process, recognizing themselves as allies within the complexity that involves health issues in the context of capitalism and private interests.


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