José Roque Junges

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Social capital refers to those features of social organization that enable participants to act together and more effectively pursue common goals. A growing body of evidence suggests that societies with high levels of social capital have lower morbidity and mortality rates and higher life expectancy and are less violent. The main goal of this article is to(More)
The study was performed with the objective to understand the ethical challenges of implementing the Program, using a qualitative approach and focal group discussion. The study included members from different FHP teams in the city of Campo Bom (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil): three physicians, three nurses, two technicians, and four community health agents.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe perception of family structures and understanding of a healthy family by Programa Saúde da Família (Family Health Program) team members. METHODS Research with a qualitative approach, employing the focus group technique, and involving the Program professionals from the city of Campo Bom, Southern Brazil, between June and August 2005.(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze humanization practices in primary health care in the Brazilian Unified Health System according to the principles of the National Humanization Policy. METHODS A systematic review of the literature was carried out, followed by a meta-synthesis, using the following databases: BDENF (nursing database), BDTD (Brazilian digital library of(More)
This research discusses the profile and education of the community health agents. There is no clarity about the kind of professional needed and the appropriate training to the fulfillment of the function. The research is a case study with exploratory methodology and qualitative approach. The data was collected with a focused group, formed by ten agents,(More)
OBJECTIVE Understand how chronically ill persons reframe life through their discursive practices. METHODS Six interviews were selected from the original seventeen made with chronically ill persons from a public hospital in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre. Recorded and transcribed interviews produced narratives concerning the existential situation(More)
Health services should properly receive and establish bonds with patients in order to ensure user access and reorganization of care. Users with special needs require specific attention, especially individuals with hearing disabilities, whose needs pose a particular challenge, since "dedicated listening" involves a potential language barrier. This study was(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe volunteers' perceptions of the beneficiaries of volunteering within the hospital setting and the influence that the theme of benefits exercises on their motivations. METHODS This is an exploratory study with a qualitative approach. One hundred and ten volunteers working in health services that are references for the treatment of(More)
The "Family Health" Strategy has been created to replace the traditional model of healthcare. It assumes the integration of subjective and social dimensions of users, overcoming the reduction of the health/disease process to pure technical-scientific limits. The scope of this article is to understand how the health professionals deal with popular wisdom of(More)
The study aimed to validate the comprehensiveness of an instrument on the occurrence of ethical problems in primary health care and discuss their results. This is a methodological research. The technique used was Delphi, which seeks to obtain a consensus on a subject by experts, using structured questionnaires that are modified to obtain consensus on the(More)