CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN THE GREAT DEMAND AND THE SMALL OFFER OF THE HEMOTHERAPY TECHNICIAN COURSE IN BRAZIL

Lucília Nunes de Assis Marilene Barros de Melo Luiz Carlos Brant Carneiro Luciana Souza d’Ávila Priscila Lilibete Viana de Faria About the authors

Abstract

The blood sector regulations in Brazil started to require specific levels of schooling geared to technical and practical knowledge of hemotherapy and immunohematology. This article aimed to identify, understand and analyze the images, ideas and perceptions about hematology y technical course taught in a school of public health, in Brazil. Methodologically, this was action research carried out between March 2012 and December 2013, with teachers, students and technical references. We found that the course was considered relevant, with good content, despite its centralization in the city in the southeast of the country. We conclude that schooling in hematology is done urgently, however, inserting techniques and process of labor relations in the field of Hematology is marked by weakness and absence of the guidelines.

hemotherapy; public health; medium-level technical education in health

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