Leadership in the perspective of Family Health Strategy nurses
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OBJECTIVE: To understand the perception of leadership in the work process and to promote its discussion within the Family Health Strategy scope. METHOD: A qualitative approach research, guided by the action-research referential, conducted with 15 Familiy Health Strategy nurses in the inland of the state of São Paulo. Data was collected in 2015 in two interdependent phases, interviews and intervention-action, and processed according to the methodological framework of content analysis and the theoretical framework on nursing management. RESULTS: The nurses showed their conceptions of leadership and the inherent challenges of practice: leadership training, overlapping care and management, and management charges. In the discussion of common problems and peer learning, a conception of transformational leadership was constructed. CONCLUSIONS: The common and behavioral styles of leadership influenced on the conception of leadership and mobilized the attitudes of the nurses in the work process; however, there is a need for more engagement in the training/qualification of the professionals and the services about leadership.