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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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Abstract

RAMOS, Flávia Regina Souza; GELBCKE, Francine Lima  and  LORENZETTI, Jorge. Knowledge production about the work process in nursing. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.5, pp. 753-757. ISSN 0034-7167.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672009000500018.

This article is a reflection on the production of knowledge about the work process based on some questions: who talks, and from where, about the work in Nursing?In this context, it is highlighted the role of the post-graduation courses and of the ABEn in the production of knowledge in the work process. Concerning the role of the post-graduation courses, the research areas focused on this theme are identified and an analysis of that production based on studies performed by a research group (Práxis/UFSC) identified its strengths and its fragilities in two studies about the group's production showed in doctorate thesis and masters dissertations. The categories approached were: the organization of work and the worker's health and the gaps identified were related to studies on the objects and the products of the work process, the evaluation of the quality of assistance, the needs of the care subjects, the aim of the work and the praxis itself in the social-historical scenario. Finally it is reaffirmed the importance of studies about our own work in its multiple possibilities of objects and approaches.

Keywords : Work; Nursing; Knowledge.

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