Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SOUZA, Edinilsa Ramos de et al. Domestic violence in the conception of health professionals trainers. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.5, pp. 1709-1719. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000500012.
This article identifies the conceptions and suggestions of professors of medicine and nursing courses about the insertion of this subject in the formation of their students. An exploratory research was carried out using a questionnaire applied to coordinators of disciplines in such courses at public and private universities in the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Cuiabá. Many of them recognizes violence as a health problem, although 40.7% of medicine professors and 71.1% of nursing professors of the two cities discusses this subject in their classes. The medicine professors suggests the insertion of the violence subject in their students formation with visits to institutions, meeting groups with people in violence situations and interviews with experienced professionals of the area. The nursing professors prefer resources such as films and videos, seminaries and conferences. Gaps were also identified in the students and professors formation, which do not feel able to discuss this thematic. It is indicated that a renovation in the curriculum is urgently necessary.
Keywords : Domestic violence; Formation; Education; Training.