Trabalho, Educação e Saúde
On-line version ISSN 1981-7746
ZOMBINI, Edson Vanderlei; BOGUS, Cláudia Maria; PEREIRA, Isabel Maria Teixeira Bicudo and PELICIONI, Maria Cecília Focesi. Hospital class: coordination between health and education as an expression of the NHS' policy of humanization. Trab. educ. saúde [online]. 2012, vol.10, n.1, pp. 71-86. ISSN 1981-7746. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1981-77462012000100005.
Health is determined by social, economic, educational, political and environmental conditions and, as such, it ranges well beyond a solely biological dimension. This article attempts to establish an interpretative reflection on the principles of the NHS and to show the interface of such principles with the hospital class proposal, a type of special education that encourages the construction of knowledge, training and the teaching of a set of skills to contribute to development in childhood. This is an exercise of reasoning conceived to understand the role played by the hospital class in the achievement of comprehensive health care in Brazil. Providing educational activities in hospitals allows hospitalized children and adolescents to carry on with their learning processes.
Keywords : health promotion; humanization; hospital class; education; NHS.