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MAFFISSONI, André Lucas; VENDRUSCOLO, Carine; TRINDADE, Letícia de Lima  and  ZOCCHE, Denise Antunes de Azambuja. Health care networks in nursing training: interpretations based on primary health care. Rev Cuid [online]. 2018, vol.9, n.3, pp.2309-2321. ISSN 2216-0973.


Health Care Networks are a series of health actions and services, whose purpose is the integral and qualified attention in the Unified Health System of Brazil. These Networks constitute an organizational model in growing construction in the Brazilian context, which requires that nursing and health professionals, mainly in primary care, have knowledge about their operational particularities. In this regard, the objective of this study is to identify how the care model proposed by care networks is addressed in nursing training.

Materials and Methods

A qualitative, descriptive and exploratory study was conducted with fifteen students and fifteen professors of nursing courses from two public universities who participated in the research and responded to a semi-structured interview. The data was interpreted from the thematic analysis.


We identified how the topic is approached in nursing training, as well as the main methodologies used and the periods in which it is approached.


Networks are analyzed during nursing training, but the approach to address them has some weaknesses that can and should be overcome, with a view to improving the quality of training processes and, consequently, expanding the actions carried out in primary care and improving access to health care. There is a need for dialogue on the cross-cutting aspect of emerging and relevant issues in the health training program, especially in nursing, through integration actions between teaching-service and the presentation of the most difficult methodologies.


The topic of networks in formation is addressed in a fragile but superficial way. Further discussions on the subject are considered necessary.

Keywords : Education, Nursing; Primary Health Care; Unified Health System.

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