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BARROS, Alessandra Santana Soares e. Contributions from professional health education to teachers' preparation for work at hospital schools. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2007, vol.27, n.73, pp. 257-278. ISSN 0101-3262.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-32622007000300002.

This paper fosters a discussion on the qualification of pedagogues and teachers for teaching ill children at hospitals. The discussion springs from the assurance of interdisciplinarity in that field, which is the source of knowledgement and practices necessary for the education of the above professionals. With this perspective, we point out to the close similarity between the challenges of educating individuals to be technical and undergraduate health workers and to be hospital class teachers. The specific and innovative contribution of this paper lies in suggesting a teaching and learning strategy based on storytelling about health and illness - the so-called Narratives on Medicine. The operational use of this suggestion is not detailed in this article. Besides, the suggestions are meant to answer the demands of continuous professional education, which means they are useful mostly for preparing teachers already at work. Nevertheless, that does not mean that they cannot be adapted for pedagogy and licentiateship courses.

Keywords : Hospital school; Professional health education; Curriculum; Pedagogy.

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