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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

versão On-line ISSN 1983-1447

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MORESCHI, Claudete et al. The importance of waste from healthcare services for teachers, students and graduates of the healthcare sector. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2014, vol.35, n.2, pp.20-26. ISSN 1983-1447.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1983-1447.2014.02.43998.

This study aimed to explore the perception healthcare sector teachers, students and graduates from two institutions of higher learning in Rio Grande do Sul, on the generation of waste from healthcare services. It used a qualitative research approach, performed with 13 teachers, 18 students and 12 healthcare professionals, who were collected through a focus group. The main results showed there is a perception toward the importance of proper segregation and disposal of Healthcare Service Waste, also there is a lack of concern for the reduction of these wastes. Therefore, the issue requires a broader understanding of the environment, with a view of planetary sustainability, exposing needs to provide the healthcare professionals with knowledge and awareness of the importance of handling these types of waste.

Palavras-chave : Medical waste; Education, higher; Environment; Public awareness.

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