INTERDISCIPLINARY AND INTERPROFESSIONALITY IN THE FAMILY HEALTH STRATEGY

<p></p><p>Abstract Interdisciplinarity and its practical correlation, interprofessionality, are essential to the work in the Family Health Strategy. The objective was to characterize the interdisciplinary perspective of Family Health Strategy workers in a Brazilian capital, linking it to interprofessionality. Transversal, exploratory and descriptive study, developed from the qualitative and quantitative approaches. Data were collected from june to november 2014 through questionnaires and participant observation. The results of the questionnaire were converted into scores, allowing to classify the level of interdisciplinarity. The observation findings, recorded in the field diary, were submitted to content analysis and discussed in parallel with the quantitative findings. It was verified, in the questionnaires, that the dimension ‘reception’ was the only one that presented medium availability for practices that can make interdisciplinarity feasible. The results indicate that the health professionals’ perception about interdisciplinarity was positive, however, contradictions of these findings with the ones observed locus . In the participant observation, it was verified that the professionals need to follow some paths in the sense of materializing the interdisciplinarity in collaborative interprofessional practices. It is important to emphasize the need for management-level actions that favor these practices; Permanent education as a strategy for coping with integration difficulties; And the subjective investment of workers in the same direction.</p><p></p>