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PENTEADO, Regina Zanella et al. Group of voice with professionals of a hospital: experience report. Rev. CEFAC [online]. 2009, vol.11, n.3, pp.449-456.  Epub Mar 20, 2009. ISSN 1982-0216.

PURPOSE: to submit a report on the experience of a group of Voice carried through by speech-language-pathologists with professionals and workers of a hospital. METHODS: a retrospective analysis of the process of a Group of Voice carried through with 20 professionals of a hospital of a São Paulo city, with an analytical focus in the accomplished objectives and activities. RESULTS: the following themes and objectives were contemplated: perceptions of subjects concerning their own voice; the professional use of voice and work contexts and conditions; vocal warming-up; impacts of voice/speech/communication/language and expressivity in professional relations; possibilities of changes. The educative actions, contextualized in the given conditions, environment and work organization allow us to generate spaces for discoveries and collective construction of knowledge concerning the work process in the hospital; and the group showed being an important and effective social space for sensitize professionals and workers of the hospital regarding voice/vocal health and their impacts in the interactions and communicative processes inherent to the work in the health area. CONCLUSION: the work point out how important is speech-language-pathology for promoting healthful environments and communicative processes favorable to humanizing the relations and improving the access and quality in health care and assistance.

Keywords : Voice; Health Promotion; Health Education; Communication.

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