Descriptive study of hospitalized child care: A Merleau-Ponty


This is a dissertation project, presented for the Professional Masters in Health Education: Interdisciplinary Teacher Training within the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS, in Portuguese). The general objective is to understand the experience of nursing students in clinical practice with regard to infant health. The specific objective is to create an educational video that shows the experiences of senior nursing students, using quotes from them and also based on the National Humanization Policy documents. Methodology: this is a descriptive study which takes the form of non-experimental fieldwork. It uses a qualitative approach with a phenomenological emphasis, based on Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s theory. It was performed in a hospital in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The subjects are nursing students from a private institution. The ethical aspects according to Resolution 196/96 will be adhered to.
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