Work process and management competences of the nurses in the family health strategy


  • Marcilene de Paula
  • Aida Maris Peres
  • Elizabeth Bernardino
  • Elizabete Araújo Eduardo
  • Silvânia Terezinha Silva Macagi


Nursing, Professional Competence, Practice Management, Family Health.


The objective was to identify the dimension of the process of nursing work in a unit of the Family Health Strategy and correlate the necessary competences for the development of managerial activities. It is a descriptive study using the technique of non-participant observation during 160 hours of activities of four nurses from a unit of the Family Health Strategy, from March to May, 2011. The results showed that the care dimension holds 42% of the time spent by nurses in their activities, followed by management (33%), education (20%) and political participation (2.5%). In managerial dimension, managerial competences were classified as follows: communication (55%), leadership (33%), permanent education (8%) and decision making (4%). These competences are interrelated and developed together with administrative functions: planning, coordination, direction and control. For the development of their attributions in the Family Health Strategies the nurse professionals uses administrative tools demanding constant mobilization of different competences.





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Paula, M. de, Peres, A. M., Bernardino, E., Eduardo, E. A., & Macagi, S. T. S. (2013). Work process and management competences of the nurses in the family health strategy. Rev Rene, 14(5). Retrieved from



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