Journal of Quality in Health Care & Economics (JQHE)

ISSN: 2642-6250

Research Article

Perception of the Women of the Mandacaru Settlement about Health Care

Authors: Fernandes Lima EC* and de Campos EA

DOI: 10.23880/jqhe-16000380


This article aims to discuss the understanding of the perception of health care of women living in the Mandacaru Settlement. It consists of a qualitative research, with an ethnographic approach, and analyzed from the interpretative analysis. The field study was carried out in the Mandacaru Settlement, in Petrolina, Pernambuco, from March to June 2019 and 17 women participated in the research. This study was submitted to and approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of São Paulo School of Nursing. These women were between 22 and 79 years old, were rural workers, artisans, confectioners, and many of them were migrants, and this is a common characteristic in the Submedio São Francisco Region, and among the main results found are the impact of the transition from conventional agriculture to agroecology and the understanding, or perception, of health care in the context in which they live. Thus, they perceive it as a space of diverse health care practices rich in popular knowledge and with a strong relationship with rural work.

Keywords: Health Care; Rural Settlements; Rural Women's Health

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