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Reflections on the importance of the theme family health in the nursing undergraduation course

Clarissa Irineu de Sousa Carrijo Daniela Oliveira Pontes Maria Alves Barbosa About the authors

This study is about the insertion and performance of the recently graduated nurses in the Family Health Program (FHP). Its aims are: to analyze the contributions of the educational process for the nursing practice in the FHP; to verify if nursing professionals feel secure about their capacity to work FHP after going through the nursing course with its specific curriculum; to discuss the difficulties faced by these professionals in this program. This is a qualitative, descriptive and analytical research. Data was obtained through semi-structured interviews with 15 nursing professionals graduated since 1997.Through data analysis two categories were identified: the first was the professional qualification of first aid nursing professionals, the second was difficulties and satisfaction of these professionals as participating in the FHP. Results showed that there is a need for a better approach regarding family health in the undergraduation courses.

nursing; Family Health Program; professional development

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