Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica
Print version ISSN 0100-5502
FERREIRA, Maria de Lourdes da Silva Marques; COTTA, Rosângela Minardi Mitre and OLIVEIRA, Marilda Siriani de. Theoretical reconstruction of caregiving for the healthcare practice: observations based on the production of students in a distance-learning specialization program. Rev. bras. educ. med. [online]. 2008, vol.32, n.3, pp. 291-300. ISSN 0100-5502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-55022008000300003.
The present study analyzes the collective production of a group of tutors of the long-distance specialization course "Activation of change processes in higher education of health professionals" about caregiving. The question in debate was: how should the different meanings of caregiving guide the healthcare practices in the context of the articulation teaching-service-community? The production was analyzed following the content analysis technique. The following categories about health care were: ontological, critical, reconstructive and genealogical. The central focus was an approach to care that extrapolated the technical act, through pacts, sharing of power, partnerships and utilization of the "wheel method". The preparation of activators was aimed at contributing to qualified care committed to the needs of the users. The study highlights the importance of articulation of the university as teaching institution, of service in the sense of professional practice, and of the community that will receive the care from a new user-centered perspective, as both subject and protagonist in the process of care production.
Keywords : Healthcare; Higher education; Health services; Medical Education.