this paper presents reflections on the health training activity, within the scope of graduation, after research and intervention in the field of the training device named “Education Program through Work for Health” (PET-Saúde), produced at a higher education institution in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
to analyze the activity pursued in PET-Saúde to interfere in the context of training and illness reported by students, in order to strengthen and expand their resources for action.
we employed the instructions to the double method through the clinic of activity perspective.
intervention allowed not only to explain and share the resources for action that have been built collectively and individually by students, but also to discuss the criteria, in health care practices, for a well done job.
we evidenced that, when we face training as a means for developing action resources, we change it into a more powerful process, both in its effectiveness and in its potential to produce health. In order to reach this aim we affirm that both are indispensable: engagement in the conflicts of the work activity we want to be trained and the collective spaces for discussion about the experiences assimilated in the training devices.
activity; education; care; clinic of activity