Health promotion in the perception of the Strategy of Family Health nursing professionals


  • Maria do Socorro Vieira Lopes
  • Maria de Fátima Antero Sousa Machado
  • Léa Maria Moura Barroso
  • Eline Mara Tavares Macêdo
  • Rayane Portela da Costa
  • Luiz Carlos de Sousa Furtado


Health Personnel, Health Promotion, Family Health.


We aimed to know the family health professionals' perception on health promotion; identify the practices adopted to promote health; and identify the easiness and difficulties to carry out such practices. This is a qualitative research, carried out in four Family Health Units in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil. 11 nursing professionals of the teams were subjects of study; the data were collected by interviews and analyzed through the Discourse of Collective Subject – DCS. According to the collected speeches, health promotion means the transmission of knowledge in educational sessions, the prevention and treatment of diseases, improving the quality of life. The used practices followed the programs recommended by the Health Department. Among the difficulties we verified the lack of interest both from the patients as well as from the nursing professionals.





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Lopes, M. do S. V., Machado, M. de F. A. S., Barroso, L. M. M., Macêdo, E. M. T., Costa, R. P. da, & Furtado, L. C. de S. (2013). Health promotion in the perception of the Strategy of Family Health nursing professionals. Rev Rene, 14(1). Retrieved from



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