Teamwork in Neurology: Perceptions of professionals




Patient Care Team; Cooperative Behavior; Interprofessional Relations; Critical Care; Neurology.


Objective: to identify the perceptions of teamwork according to professionals in a Neurology Unit. Methods: exploratory study with a qualitative approach. 44 health professionals from the Neurology unit of a public teaching hospital participated. Data collection took place through semi-structured interviews, audio-recorded, from August to November 2017, considering the research question: What do Neurology professionals think and how do they experience teamwork in that scenario? Data analysis followed Content Analysis, thematic modality, and was based on the theoretical framework of the health work process. Results: three thematic categories emerged: Work process agents; Non-material instruments of the work process in Neurology; and Management: coordination and leadership. The thematic categories revealed the professionals' perceptions about teamwork, as well as its facilitators and obstacles, in the neurology unit. Final Considerations: interprofessional relationships based on complementarity, knowledge exchange, effective articulation, and leadership facilitate teamwork and contribute to the quality of health care.

Author Biographies

Pedro César Condeles, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro. Uberaba, MG, Brasil.

Lharissa Cristina Mateus, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro. Uberaba, MG, Brasil.

Letícia Gabriela de Ameida Noce, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

Universidade Federal de Uberlância. Uberlândia, MG, Brasil.

Carolina Feliciana Bracarense, Prefeitura Municipal de Uberaba

Secretaria Municipal de Saúde/Prefeitura Municipal de Uberaba. Uberaba, MG, Brasil.

Jéssica Fernanda Marcelina Fernandes Ferreira, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro. Uberaba, MG, Brasil.

Bibiane Dias Miranda Parreira, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro. Uberaba, MG, Brasil.

Bethania Ferreira Goulart, Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro

Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro. Uberaba, MG, Brasil.


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How to Cite

CONDELES, P. C. .; MATEUS, L. C.; NOCE, L. G. de A. .; BRACARENSE, C. F.; FERREIRA, J. F. M. F.; PARREIRA, B. D. M. .; GOULART, B. F. Teamwork in Neurology: Perceptions of professionals. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 9, p. e27410918050, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i9.18050. Disponível em: Acesso em: 23 sep. 2021.



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