Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
ALMEIDA, Alva Helena de e SOARES, Cássia Baldini. Health education: analysis of its teaching in undergraduate nursing courses. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.3, pp. 614-621. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692011000300022.
From the perspective of Collective Health, this study aimed to analyze how the teaching of health education in undergraduate Nursing courses is processed contemporarily. The Educational Institutions were selected so as to represent the public and private sectors. The subjects, teachers responsible for developing the theme, were identified from the indications of the Coordinators of the Courses. An exploratory, descriptive, analytical, study with a qualitative approach was developed, which utilized documental analysis and a semi-structured interview based on a script, the analysis of which followed the steps of content analysis and identification of thematic nuclei. The results showed that the teaching developed remains largely linked with the biomedical preventive model and that the concepts of critical education and ‘popular’ educational practices are scarce, due to the deficient political education of the teachers, and more broadly, as a consequence of coping with an academic context of the implementation of the neoliberal ideas.
Palavras-chave : Health Education; Education, Nursing; Education, Higher; Faculty, Nursing.