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Escola Anna Nery

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ABREU, Marcleyde Silva de Azevedo et al. First officer nurses of the military police of the state of Rio de Janeiro (1994-1995): incorporation of military habitus. Esc. Anna Nery [online]. 2015, vol.19, n.4, pp.535-541. ISSN 2177-9465.


To analyze the process of incorporation of the military habitus by trainee officer nurses during the Probation Internship for Officers Adaptation at the Officers Training School of the Military Police of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The time frame covers the period from 1994 to 1995.


Socio-historical study whose primary sources consist of written documents from the collection of the Military Police and oral testimonies obtained through interviews with 10 officer nurses from the first group of the Health Officers Board. Data were organized, classified, and analyzed in accordance with the historical method and the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu.


The officer nurses were subjected to a process of incorporation of the military habitus by learning gestures and postures associated with the strict discipline and hierarchy appropriate to the military life.


Learning the military habitus was critical to the nurses' new professional and social positions.

Keywords : Nursing; History of nursing; Military nursing.

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