Apoio matricial em saúde mental no contexto da Atenção Primaria à Saúde: barreiras e fatores facilitadores


Estud. psicol. (Campinas)




Resumo The present study addresses the barriers and facilitators to the decentralization of mental health systems through matrix support. This qualitative research was carried out with matrix supporters ‒ psychologists and psychiatrists from the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The results revealed the following barriers to matrix support: non-recognition and full validation of matrix support from the management; overrating political issues at the expense of technical issues; incongruence between institutional and professional values; and different network settings in traditional Health care Units and Family Health Units requiring different organizational arrangements. The facilitators include personalized relationships between the matrix supporters, and the team formed by reference health professionals, and the professionals’ availability and commitment, effective communication, co-responsibility, and regularity and organization of meetings. It was concluded that, despite the various obstacles, matrix support arises mainly from the motivation of the supporters towards the decentralization of mental health systems.


health care administration matrix support mental health primary health care

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