Multidisciplinary Working Process of the Psychosocial Care Centers in the Extended Clinic Context
Objective: To discuss the importance of multidisciplinary care for patients in mental distress based on the context of the extended clinic.
Method: This is a theoretical essay
Results: The WHO and the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) state that mental disorders are 12% of global diseases. In this context, seek the understanding of the organization of CAPS of the multidisciplinary team working process is an important reflection for (re) construction of mental health practices in the territory. From this perspective, the work process seeks to overcome the Cartesian, biological and reductionist conception of the health-disease process, which ignores the subjectivity and strongly present symbolisms in substitutive services to psychiatric hospitals.
Conclusion: This essay makes the discussion about care in expanded clinic perspective as practiced in the routine of CAPS. Thus, the expanded clinic production through the organization of the multidisciplinary team working process in CAPS is feasible, and it is important for the implementation of a mental health policy to reduce inequalities and contribute to the strengthening of the patient´s quality of life in mental distress.
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