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Texto & Contexto - Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0104-0707
SANTOS, Laura and TORRES, Heloísa de Carvalho. Educational practices in diabetes mellitus: understanding the skills of health professionals. Texto contexto - enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.3, pp. 574-580. ISSN 0104-0707. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-07072012000300012.
The aim of this study was to understand the skills of health professionals in the educational practices in type 2 diabetes in primary care. A total of ten health professionals included in basic Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil, participated in interviews and focus groups. The findings were organized from the identification of the following categories: importance of educational practices, knowledge, skills, and attitudes. This study shows the importance of reorienting the skills of health professionals in diabetes education practices, through training, continuing education and strengthening teamwork.
Keywords : Competency-based education; Health personnel; Diabetes Mellitus; Health communication.