The aim of this paper is to reflect, in the theoretical scope, about the Vygotsky's socio-historical constructivism and the contributions from this Russian researcher to build the nursing knowledge. The Vygotskian approach has as its philosophical, epistemological and methodological purposes, the principles of the historical materialism, it emphasizes the social and cultural context in the working process, also in the use of instruments and in the dialectical interaction between human beings and environment. We understand that the ideas preconized by Vygotsky can represent an alternative method to the practical and theoretical studies, specially, as the subjective dimension of the working process near by the nursing staff.
Thofehrn, M. B., & Leopardi, M. T. (2006). Construtivismo Sócio-Histórico de Vygostky e a Enfermagem. Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, 59(5), 694–698. https://doi.org/10.1590/s0034-71672006000500019