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KLETEMBERG, Denise Faucz et al. The historical construction of gerontological nursing knowledge in Brazil. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.4, pp.787-796. ISSN 1414-8145.

This research is aimed to the production of knowledge in Gerontological Nursing in Brazil. It is a socio-historical research with a qualitative approach using Eliot Freidson as the reference author. It is an exploratory, qualitative, descriptive and documental study. Electronic databases were used as research sources. Listed in this search were collected 473 articles from the 1970s decade until March 2010 and 39 research groups, 8 with specificity in the study of the elderly and 31 that have the study of human aging as an approach line. We concluded that the scope of scientific production in nursing about the aging process and the growing number of groups of studies investigating this issue, reflect the theoretical and methodological improvement in that specialized knowledge.

Palavras-chave : History of nursing; Health of the Elderly; Nursing Research.

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