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Revista de Salud Pública

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PEREIRA-GOMES, Nadirlene et al. Social support to women in situation of domestic violence. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.6, pp.823-835. ISSN 0124-0064.

Objective To understand the meanings attributed by health professionals to the social support of women in domestic violence situations. Methods We interviewed 52 professionals from five local health units of the municipality of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Data were processed based on the Grounded Theory. Results It was shown that the demands are related to the threats of companions and economic dependence, which justifies intersectorial referrals and women's inclusion in the income and employment generation program. Discussion Given the high demand and the health promotion prerogative of Primary Health Care, a greater availability of social workers within the Health Strategy is needed. Social support to women requires political interest in combining the health care sector with other resources available to combat violence.

Keywords : Violence against women; domestic violence; family health; social assistance.

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