Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
FRANCA, Inacia Sátiro Xavier de; PAGLIUCA, Lorita Marlena Freitag and SOUSA, Rosiléa Alves de. Political and academic discourse and integration of handicapped people: from looking to sensesDiscurso político/acadêmico e integración de las personas con deficiencias: de las apariencias hasta los sentidos. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2003, vol.37, n.4, pp. 24-33. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342003000400003.
Our aim was to analyze law no. 3.298/99 and course plans in undergraduate nursing programs in order to confirm the inclusion of the item for participation of nurses in the Handicapped People (HP) integration process. We read the plans of courses from four universities; indentified the courses in common and distributed them according to the level of health care. The proposals of the law are universal, equal, and democratic; the plans of courses analyzed adopt most of the actions recommended by the Ministry of Health in order to prevent deficiencies. Nevertheless, academic practice exercises prevention/treatment of diseases, silencing concern over the insertion of nurse in the HP integration process.
Keywords : Nursing; Education; Socialization; Disabled persons.