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Escola Anna Nery

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CAMPOS, Cássia Noele Arruda et al. Reinventing nursing practice in health education: theater with elderly. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.3, pp. 588-596. ISSN 1414-8145.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-81452012000300023.

The study has as a goal, elaborate a nursing intervention in health education, focusing on health promotion from a group of elderly people using arts as tool. This is an action research, conducted through weekly meetings, previously defined in placeholder. In the meetings the following themes were explored: Reception; construction of life histories; Removing masks; Traveling in imagination/ diversity of scenarios; Working the emotion: nonverbal communication; Body work: moving on the stage; Making faces; Shop characters; Rehearsing a theater play - what life has taught me and what you can anticipate. The theatre showed an excellent way in the empowerment of the elderly population from the recovery and their life experiences.

Keywords : Health Promotion; Health Education; Aged; Nursing; Art.

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