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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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Abstract

LOURES, Liliany Fontes  and  SILVA, Maria Cecília de Souza. Interface between the work of the community health agent and physiotherapist in the basic health care. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp. 2155-2164. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000400029.

The study is intended to identify the actions of the physiotherapist and community health agent in the context of the integration of their performances in the basic health care. A systematic review was performed with the purpose of knowing what are these performances, and then list them. The interest came from the "Supervised Training in the Primary Health Care" and the observation of their acts. From a law review and updated scientific works related to this subject, we noted that both, community health agent and physiotherapist, are important professionals in the composition of a health team, once they contribute to the qualification of the health actions among the community and the effectiveness of an universal, integral and equitable health system. Lastly we found that there is an interaction between these professionals and integration among their activities.

Keywords : Community health agent; Physiotherapy; Basic health care; Professional performance; Professional interaction; Systematic review.

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