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Salud colectiva

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BANDEIRA, Mirelle Varela Rodrigues et al. Interprofessional collaboration for prenatal dental follow up in primary health care. Salud colect. [online]. 2019, vol.15, e2224. ISSN 1669-2381.

The aim of this study is to understand interprofessional teams’ collaborative practices for prenatal dental follow-up in primary health care. An exploratory, qualitative and descriptive study was carried out, in which workers directly involved in prenatal care in the city of Fortaleza, Brazil were included. A total of 24 individual semi structured in depth interviews were conducted between June and August of 2018. The information was organized based on a thematic analysis, and the hermeneutic dialectic method was used for the theoretical foundation and interpretation. Three discursive categories were identified: professional perceptions about collaborative practice, challenges in interprofessional collaboration, and collaboration practices within the team. The professionals’ perception about interprofessional collaboration in maternal and child care was favorable, although in some cases the interdisciplinary work practice was not effective due to the existence of barriers that hindered its fulfillment.

Keywords : Prenatal Care; Interprofessional Relations; Primary Health Care; Brazil.

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