2008
DOI: 10.1590/s0104-11692008000700007
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Alcohol, alcoholism and alcohol addicts: conceptions and attitudes of nurses from district basic health centers

Abstract: This qualitative study aimed to learn the conceptions and attitude tendencies of nurses from public district basic health units towards alcohol, alcoholism and alcohol addicts. The sample consisted of ten nurses from three institutions in a city located in São Paulo. Data were recorded and submitted to content thematic analysis. Subjects evidenced that these nurses are permissive towards moderate alcohol use, but reject alcoholism, conceiving it as a potentially fatal disease, and tend to associate it to perso… Show more

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“…We consider that these workers pay little attention to this issue, due to lack of technical preparation (13) , or because attention to these problems is not prioritized by health services, especially in this study with primary care (18) . This does not mean that lighter problems because of alcohol use are not present in these units (5)(6) .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
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“…We consider that these workers pay little attention to this issue, due to lack of technical preparation (13) , or because attention to these problems is not prioritized by health services, especially in this study with primary care (18) . This does not mean that lighter problems because of alcohol use are not present in these units (5)(6) .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…A study12 showing the opinions of nurses on drug users, demonstrated that they are predominantly viewed as sick and victims of social conditions. Another study (13) carried out with nurses from district UBS showed that nurses lacked knowledge about the problematic. Nurses were permissive with alcohol use; however, they were against excessive drinking.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…A falta de treinamento de profissionais para lidar com o consumo problemático de bebidas alcoólicas já vem sendo levantada em outros estudos, necessitando de ações que lidem com essa demanda (12)(13)(14) . Dado que também chamou a atenção foi a maior prevalência de uso de álcool e padrões problemáticos entre homens, indicando necessidade de ações específicas para essa população que recorre menos aos serviços de saúde, inclusive, achado compatível com outros estudos (15) .…”
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“…Some health care workers have a negative attitude towards the patient and the evolution of his or her clinical features (11)(12)(13) . Although this is an important subject, few studies have addressed it (14)(15) .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%