Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versão ISSN 0864-2125
PEREZ MARTINEZ, Víctor Tadeo. Learning needs of the specialist in Integral General Medicine on the suicidal behavior. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.4, pp. 455-466. ISSN 0864-2125.
Introduction: Learning needs or training appear from the contrast between the ideal and real performance whether for an subject or a determined group, being the start point for search of a educational solution training and contributing to qualitative transformation of health services. Its timely identification is a tool of the permanent education. Objectives: To identify the learning needs of physicians working in the primary health care staffs on the suicidal behavior at three polyclinics of Playa municipality. Methods: Authors identified the learning needs using a write questionnaire applied if a collective and anonymous way in 20 specialists of Integral General Medicine selected at random working in three polyclinics of the far East of Playa municipality. Results: The deficiencies and insufficiencies of professional knowledges and abilities on the suicidal behavior, mainly in the clinical perspective of this complex and multidimensional phenomenon. Conclusions: In spite the fact that suicidal behavior is in the first care level, one of the priority programs concerning the mental health, most of specialists have difficulties in the integral care of these patients, which is a low screened risk. Occasionally, its evaluation is lacking of investigation and analysis elements, affecting the appropriate follow-up of these patients.
Palavras-chave : Needs; learning; suicidal behavior.