Bustorff, Leila Alcina Correia Vaz; Moura, Maria do Carmo; Souto, Cláudia Maria Ramos Medeiros; Rigão, Thatielle Vaz Carvalho; Araújo, Verbena Santos
March 2011
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Mar2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p185
Academic Journal
Objective: to verify the design of health workers of primary health education on health, in order to understand how educational practices are developed in these units, as well as the difficulties encountered and suggested strategies. Methodology: this is about an exploratory and descriptive study from qualitative approach, carried out in units of Family Health in the community of Mandacaru in João Pessoa city, the sample consisted of 20 professional Team Family Health, data were collected through interviews and analyzed from the Collective Subject Discourse approved by the Ethics Committee of Health Department of the state of Paraíba protocol number 2012/2006. Results: we found that in the daily educational activities are conducted with the cooperation of health staff and the professional is aware of its responsibility in this process to promote health, but health education is understood narrowly focused on prevention diseases, and even bar in difficulties such as lack of support materials, training of health professionals, involvement of users, among others. Conclusion: The results highlight the need for changes in educational activities to become an instrument of emancipation of the subjects. Descriptors: health promotion; health education; health care.


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