Social representations and the therapeutic role of nursing students

This study with a qualitative approach aims to apprehend the social representation and disciplinary practices in Mental Health subject regarding the therapeutic role of the nursing students in the attention of adult into the Context of Enlarged Clinic held in the Day-Hospital Dr. Elger Nunes, Natal / RN. A total of 42 case studies were analyzed and formatted in corpus and based on the ALCESTE software. It was inferred for this group of students that the social representation is established acquiring knowledge to be therapeutic as student and professional. This competence makes them skilled to deal with mental disorders from the perspective of this service, as well as the official model of health care.

Hospitals, day; Students, nursing; Mental health; Mental disorders; Nursing


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