Program Living without limits: a challenge for Brazilian nursing

Inacia Sátiro Xavier de França


It was the late twentieth century when the Brazilian movement of persons with disabilities (PWD) took the first steps seeking to gain citizenship rights. Supported by the National Coordinator for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities (CORDE), and various segments of society, this movement succeeded in gradually, a capital that ensures legal rights to PCD in health, education, employment, habilitation and rehabilitation, culture, sport, tourism and leisure.

Despite the efforts of government agencies and non-governmental institutions in order to include this segment of society, is not true to say that these people enjoy fully the rights of citizenship granted by the law won. Compliance with this phenomenon resulted in the release by the State of Living without limit-National Rights of Persons with Disabilities whose budget estimate is around £ 7.6 billion to ensure, by 2014, the achievement of goals in the area of education, health, social inclusion and acessibilidade.1

The Secretariat's Human Rights Presidency (SDH/PR) coordination of the 15 ministries that will develop the actions planned to improve the quality of life of PCD by tackling the social determinants that hinder or limit the inclusion of approximately, 45.6 million people with some kind of deficiência.1 In this sense, the Ministry of Health will invest 1.4 billion in the creation of the Network of Health Care of People with Disabilities, composed of 45 rehabilitation centers to develop in under the Unified Health System (SUS) and will be reference for the expert assistance to people with physical, visual, auditory and intelectual.1 However, it is necessary to pay attention that in the SUS, the exceptions, assistance to PCD is still characterized by biological activity, specialized, so that the health team constitutes a set of multidisciplinary professionals working in the restricted field of each professional category.

In the case of nursing, the challenges that are set indicate the need to offer graduates of the academy a component that focuses on the care of PCD, develop internships in institutions promoting assistance to these people, implement extension projects in this area, as well as research socialize scientific clinical evidence regarding the subjects investigated. It is also the academy and the state and local health partnerships to qualify professionals SUS Network through continuing education in the field of assistance to PCD aimed at rehabilitating composition of interdisciplinary teams and qualified to ensure the universality, equity and comprehensive care for PCD, helping them to live without limits.

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