by Corrêa, Luciara Bilhalva

Abstract (Summary)
Health services are a source of environmental degeneration. When they are illmanaged, are a potential risk to the environment and to life. Settling of techniques of management of wastes in the various sources in the health field requires to take into account the individuals that live in these environments, therefore environmental education is important as a principle that considers the environment as a whole, aiming at the learning process in the construction of anindividual with ethic conscience, values, citizenship an social commitment. With the purpose of knowing how the formative process of professionals in the field of health has been put into practice, concerning solid wastes of health services, twenty one interviews were conducted with various persons:coordinators, teachers, and students of four programs in the field of health (Odontology, Veterinary Medicine, Nursery-Obstetrics, and Medicine) in a federal university located in Southern Brazil, and a documental analysis of political-pedagogical projects of these programs and their learning plans. As from the data content analysis, two categories arose: - ?Formation for approaching of solid wastes of health services in a theoretical perspective?, focusing how the matter ?solid wastes of health services? is set forth in learningplans and put into practice; time load; methodology; teaching staff, and location of these subjects in the sequential table, and; - ?Formation for approaching solid wastes of health services when facing the practice?, focusing how the variousand different practical appliances of phases of waste handling have happened, such as formation, minimizing, recycling, segregation, storing, picking-up, treatment, final deposition. Data made possible to point out the need of a change in learning, in order to include in the pedagogical process of programs new comprehensions such as of integrality, articulation, dialogue, problematization, for preparing future professionals for facing the problem of solid wastes of health services with responsibility and commitment.
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Maria do Carmo Galiazzi; Valéria Lerch Lunardi; Suzana Maria De Conto

School:Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:formative process university learning solid wastes of healthservices systemic point view environmental education ethics social commitment citizenship


Date of Publication:03/28/2005

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