Atenção à saúde e surdez: desafios para implantação da rede de cuidados à pessoa com deficiência

  • Donato Nóbrega J
  • Calderano Munguba M
  • José Soares Pontes R
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Objective: To assess the health care provided to deaf people who use the Brazilian sign language (Libras), from their own perspective, aiming to reflect on the inclusion of actions into the Care Network for the Disabled. Methods: Study with a qualitative approach, conducted in 2010, with participation of fifteen deaf adults who use Libras. The techniques employed were focus group and open interview with simultaneous translation from the Brazilian Sign Language into Portuguese. Results: This study evidenced three thematic categories: barriers within the health services; attitudes to minimize communication barriers; and suggestions for improving health care delivery. This information may interfere with comprehensive and humanized health care. As a result of the difficulties, deaf people and health professionals resort to different strategies to enable care. Conclusion: The study made it possible to know the peculiarities of health care for deaf people, users of sign language, evidencing challenges during care delivery due to a restricted communication, so that sign language can be one of the ways for effective communication with these users in health services.




Donato Nóbrega, J., Calderano Munguba, M., & José Soares Pontes, R. (2017). Atenção à saúde e surdez: desafios para implantação da rede de cuidados à pessoa com deficiência. Revista Brasileira Em Promoção Da Saúde, 30(3), 1–10.

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