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Revista Facultad Nacional de Salud Pública

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PARRA, Marcela Alejandra. Joint between work and community clinical perspective: a current challenge for latin american community psychology. Rev. Fac. Nac. Salud Pública [online]. 2016, vol.34, n.1, pp.30-37. ISSN 0120-386X.

Objective: to characterize by psychologists in Primary Care Centers Health and Hospitals Metropolitan Sanitary District (Neuquén, Argentina) in the context of Primary Health Care (PHC). The study shows some views Theoretical traversing these strategies and describes the main facilitators and obstacles these professionals in their work in taking as APS study period 2010. Methodology: The theoretical perspective used making contributions of Assessment in Community Mental Health Programs; conceptualizations of APS and its links with the Mental Health; and contributions of Community Psychology Latinoamericana. The data collection instruments were reviewing existing health records and conducting surveys and interviews. Results: The results show that the intervention strategies developed by psychologists are manifold and that, although all of them fall under the principles of PHC are focused on a specific aspect of the APS linked to attention -the - relegating other dimensions-such as health promotion, prevention of disease; etc. Discussion and Conclusions: In this context, it is postulated that one of the main challenges for mental health professionals working in the context of Primary Health Care is the joint-instead of the usual contraposition between clinical work and community perspective.

Keywords : mental health; clinical and community joint; primary health care.

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