2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0080-62342012000300020
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Abstract: RESUmoO cotidiano dos Agentes Comunitários de Saúde (ACS) é permeado de ações educativas direcionadas para os cuidados preventivos e promoção da saúde. O universo sociocultural deles pode influenciar a dinâ-mica da prática com a comunidade, especificamente nas áreas rurais, onde evidencia--se a expectativa da população em obter resposta aos processos relativos à doença por meio dos ritos culturais. A partir de um estudo de caso, buscou-se analisar a influência das práticas culturais dos agentes de uma área rur… Show more

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“…It is believed that low technical training and the high cultural values influence and experiences rooted in daily life can be reflected in the ACS professional work , who often use arguments and explanations based on their cultural universe, to the detriment of orientations Biomedical [7].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…It is believed that low technical training and the high cultural values influence and experiences rooted in daily life can be reflected in the ACS professional work , who often use arguments and explanations based on their cultural universe, to the detriment of orientations Biomedical [7].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…During the home visit, the community health agent builds a bond of trust and friendship, in such a way that its practical health guidelines positively influence the health conditions of the population [7]. In this way, they assume great importance in the implementation of public health policies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding, contributing to Brazil achieving the four Millennium Development Goals target, which is to reduce child mortality by 2015 [8].…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The majority have been restricting themselves, for health interventions, to implement actions to reduce sexual risks specifically thise related to HIV [26], within a curative logic, assistance focused on disease and not in health promotion [27,28].…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The cultural aspect, which includes popular beliefs, religiousness, food and sociability, creates ways of dealing with diseases and relieves pain and suf-fering (Budó & Saupe, 2005;Escola de Saúde Pública de Minas Gerais, 2014;Lara, Brito, & Rezende, 2012). The enhancement of cultural and informal care practices becomes an important focus for professionals who work in these environments, since they are the fi rst steps taken by users with diseases (Silva, Dimenstein, & Leite, 2013).…”
Section: Psychosocial and Mental Health Care In Rural Environments: Amentioning
confidence: 99%