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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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KANTORSKI, Luciane Prado et al. Qualitative assessment of the environmentt in a Psychosocial Care Center. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.4, pp.2059-2066. ISSN 1678-4561.

This study is based on a cross-section of the study of Psychosocial Care Center (Caps) in the South of Brazil. Objective: to conduct a qualitative assessment of the structure, in terms of environment, of a Caps in the interior of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. A case study was conducted on the Caps in Alegrete (RS) based on a fourthgeneration, constructivist and responsive assessment using a hermeneutic-dialectic approach. The data collection instruments were semi-structured interviews with a team (26), users (11), and family members (14), defined as interest groups to make up the hermeneutic-dialectic circle and field observation (390 hours) establishing prior ethnography. The structure of the Alegrete Caps was a strong aspect in the environmental evaluation. The lack of human and material resources does not interfere directly in user satisfaction with the environment.

Keywords : Psychiatric Reform; Psychosocial Care Center; Assessment of services; Environment.

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