Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versión impresa ISSN 0864-3466
TORRES ESPERON, Julia Maricela y URBINA LAZA, Omayda. Nursing in the Cuban public health. Rev. cub. salud pública [online]. 2009, vol.35, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0864-34662009000100007.
A descriptive study was conducted to analyze the development of nursing in the Cuban public health in the last 50 years of revolution. Theoretical methods like analysis, synthesis and historical/logical procedure were applied. It was concluded that the development of the Cuban nursing in the national healthcare system has allowed this discipline to advance as a member of health teams for interdisciplinary exchange and, at the same time, to take a leading position that makes it paradigmatic in Latin America and worldwide. Assistance, management and teaching in the sphere of nursing have experienced an increasing improvement since 1959; however, the situation has not been the same in research. Therefore, the integration and development of research in this field would complete an exemplary model of care for the country.
Palabras llave : Nursing; public health; Cuba.