Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
MENDONCA, Fernanda de Freitas; NUNES, Elisabete de Fátima Pólo de Almeida; GARANHANI, Mara Lúcia and GONZALEZ, Alberto Durán. Evaluation of tutors and facilitators on the formation process of facilitators on Permanent Health Education of Londrina, Paraná. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.5, pp. 2593-2602. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000500033.
The Ministry of Health has instituted the Permanent Health Education (PHE) with the purpose to change both the practices and the education of health professionals. As a strengthening strategy of this policy, the formation of PHE tutors and facilitators has begun in the whole country. This project aims to analyze this individuals' perception on the PHE facilitator course in Londrina, PR. It is a qualitative study, carried out with PHE tutors and facilitators from December 2006 to January 2007. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews and submitted to the discourse analysis proposed by Martins and Bicudo. By analyzing two categories the study revealed: Contributions from the permanent health education course and Critics on the facilitators' formation process. The results showed that despite some limitations such as the course period, selection of facilitators and difficulties with the course methodology, the education of facilitators has brought contributions to the systematical knowledge on PHE and the opportunity to reflect upon the practices in health.
Keywords : Health policy; Health education; Human resources in health.