A descriptive study of teenage students’ perceptions in terms of health: A Merleau-Ponty’s perspective


This is a dissertation project of the Professional Master’s in Health Education, Fluminense Federal University. Aim: To understand the perception of students with regard to the health service developed at school and, based on the comments of students, to build a proposal for intervention focused on the protection, prevention and promotion of adolescent health. Method: This is a descriptive study, in which a qualitative approach was used. It consists of a field research with a phenomenological focus and based on the theoretical framework of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The study will be conducted at the Fluminense Federal Institute, Bom Jesus do Itabapoana campus, and the subjects are adolescents aged 14 to 18 years of age, enrolled in the first year of high school. The research intends to assist the teenagers concerning health care in their educational environment.

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