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Investigación y Educación en Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0120-5307
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ZAVARESE DA COSTA, Valdecir; CEZAR-VAZ, Marta Regina; SILVEIRA CARDOSO, Leticia  and  DE SOUZA SOARES, Jorgana Fernanda. Continuous education in the Family Health Program: a qualitative study. Invest. educ. enferm [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.3, pp.336-344. ISSN 0120-5307.

Objective. To analyze the continuous education in the work process spectrum of the Family’s Health Program in Brazil, through its performers, performing place, way of development and goal. Methodology. Qualitative study in which a semi structured interview was performed to 65 nurses. Results. Educational activities are conceived by the interviewed nurses as an action which goal is the work process qualification: either helping the nurse in his job or helping in the building of a propulsive health actions strength in several stages of action. Conclusion. With continuous education both the nurse and their work environment are qualified.

Keywords : education; continuing; workers; family health program.

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