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OLIVEIRA, Yanik Carla Araújo de et al. Brazilian sign language in the training of nursing, physiotherapy and dentistry professionals in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.43, pp.995-1008.  Epub Dec 04, 2012. ISSN 1807-5762.

The aim was to analyze the pedagogical projects for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and dentistry courses regarding inclusion of Brazilian sign language and the parameters that guide this educational action in professional training, in order to ensure comprehensiveness and humanization of care. This was a cross-sectional study on documents, with a qualitative approach, conducted on 25 courses in Paraíba, Brazil. The pedagogical projects of the courses were analyzed, and 24 course coordinators answered a questionnaire. The data were analyzed in accordance with Bardin. The results indicated that 58% of the courses offered Brazilian sign language, but that it was unavailable in teacher training courses. The course content covered topics such as the deaf community's culture, sign language and its linguistic structure, practical approaches to communication and inclusive policies and legislation. However, this reality existed alongside imprecise responses regarding organization of this component and professional education in sign language and its attributions.

Keywords : Sign language; Health human resource training; Nursing; Dentistry; Physiotherapy.

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