Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
versión impresa ISSN 0034-7167
LEITE, Maisa Tavares de Souza; OHARA, Conceição Vieira da Silva; KAKEHASHI, Tereza Yoshiko y RIBEIRO, Circéa Amália. Theory-practice unit in an integrated curriculum praxis: Nursing teachers' perception in children and teenagers' health. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.64, n.4, pp.717-724. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672011000400014.
The study aimed to understand Nursing teachers' perception about the theory-practice relation experienced in Nursing education on children and adolescents' health, in an integrated curriculum. A qualitative and descriptive study was developed, grounded on Vázquez, Freire and Bakhtin's theoretical models. Unstructured interviews were used to collect data. Discourse analysis unveiled the following categories: Nursing education based on interdisciplinary approaches; child care teaching in the context of family health, in different settings of care; teachers' praxis engendering a dialectical movement of theory and practice. Approaches for Nursing education are pointed out in order to support teaching practice and rethink the strategies adopted to integrate theory and practice in pedagogical projects.
Palabras clave : Nursing education; Curriculum; Child health; Adolescent health; Qualitative research.