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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
SCHERER, Zeyne Alves Pires and SCHERER, Edson Arthur. The identification of the pillars of education in the class comprehensiveness in healthcare. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.4, pp. 985-993. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000400029.
The objective of the present study was to verify, based on the analysis of student portfolio narratives, if the four pillars of education were approached in the class Comprehensiveness in health care, part of the integrated curriculum of the Baccalaureate in Nursing Program of the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing. A qualitative, documental study was performed using 46 portfolios constructed during the classes. Data collection was performed using an assessment tool that contained items addressing cognitive and affective dimensions. The data were submitted to thematic categorical analysis using the pillars of education as predefined categories. The results show that the pillars of education were, apparently, included in the class. Despite the present study findings, no evidence was found that the expected competencies were actually discussed among students and faculty, according to the records regarding the evaluations of each pedagogical cycle of the studied class.
Keywords : Education, nursing; Education, higher; Students, nursing; Curriculum; Comprehensive Health Care.