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"WE EVEN FORGET THAT WE'RE NURSES": IDENTITY PERSPECTIVES OF NURSES IN PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE CENTERS

Tâmara da Cruz Piedade Oliveira, Deybson Borba de Almeida, Gilberto Tadeu Reis da Silva, Denise Lima da Silva Brasileiro

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Objective: To analyze the interface between the nurse's professional identity and her work process in mental health.

Method: An exploratory, qualitative study was conducted in six Psychosocial Care Centers in Salvador - Brazil. The data was collected between June and August 2022 through interviews with ten nurses and was subjected to thematic analysis.

Results: the thematic analysis resulted in one category: Identity conflicts and ambiguities, with the themes "Core know-how and the identity of the 'traditional nurse'" and "Field know-how and the vagueness of identity contours".

Conclusion: The results point to the need for more in-depth research into the nurse's know-how, which includes the fulfillment of her private activities that are congruent with the production of care in the field of psychosocial care.


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Mental Health Care; Nurses; Role of the Nursing Professional; Mental Health Services; Work.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/ce.v28i0.92963