Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
PANDE, Mariana Nogueira Rangel and AMARANTE, Paulo Duarte de Carvalho. Challenges for Psychosocial Care Centers as alternative services: the new chronicity in question. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.4, pp.2067-2076. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232011000400006.
This paper is part of a qualitativelyoriented research project conducted in a Psychosocial Care Center (Caps) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The goal of this work was to analyze the risks of a new chronicity in this service. The research was based on semi-structured interviews with professionals, patients and relatives, analyzing the data from a social constructionist perspective. The main conclusion of this study is that the people interviewed agree with the tendency of a new chronicity, an expression that was useful to analyze the operations, advances and challenges of this service.
Keywords : Psychiatric reform; Disinstitutionalization; Psychosocial care; New chronicity.