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Nurses’ competencies in primary health care: a Delphy technique study

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Author(s): Regina R Witt | Maria Cecília Puntel de Almeida | Vivian Elizabeth Araujo

Journal: Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing
ISSN 1676-4285

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: nursing | professional competence | primary health care

ABSTRACT
An investigation on nurses´ primary health care practice was developed to identify and analyze nurses’ general and specific competencies at the Brazilian Health System. This quantitative-qualitative research adopted the Delphi Technique as a method of study. Two groups of participants were selected. Fifty-two nurses and fifty-seven specialists accepted to participate in the study. Questionnaires were developed for data collection, including a Likert scale. A 75 percentage was adopted as a consensus criterion for scores 4 or 5 of this scale. Results showed 17 general and 8 specific competencies for the nursing group and 19 general and 9 specific competencies for the specialist group. These competencies were classified into ten areas of domain. This paper presents and discusses health care competencies found in this investigation.

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