Integrality from the perspective of nurses in the Family Health Strategy

<p></p><p>Abstract The aim of the present study was to understand the perception of nurses regarding the integrality of human beings in the practice of nursing care provided through the Family Health Strategy. An exploratory and descriptive study with a qualitative approach based on the Theory of Social Representation was carried out. A convenience sample of 29 nurses from a Regional Family Health Strategy was interviewed between June and September 2015. The transcript content was coded and analyzed based on the Collective Subject Discourse technique. The respondents revealed a clear perception of the importance of integrality in nursing care and understood that attending to and viewing people based on their individual characteristics will translate this perception. In order to achieve integral care within the therapeutic plan, certain external conditions are required, involving the synchronized performance of a multidisciplinary team acting within the macrostructure of the system, which translates into Health Care Networks.</p><p></p>