A língua brasileira de sinais na formação dos profissionais de Enfermagem, Fisioterapia e Odontologia no estado da Paraíba, Brasil

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  • Costa G
  • Coura A
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The aim was to analyze the pedagogical projects for undergraduate nursing, physiotherapy and dentistry courses regarding inclusion of Brazilian sign language and the parameters that guide this educational action in professional training, in order to ensure comprehensiveness and humanization of care. This was a cross-sectional study on documents, with a qualitative approach, conducted on 25 courses in Paraíba, Brazil. The pedagogical projects of the courses were analyzed, and 24 course coordinators answered a questionnaire. The data were analyzed in accordance with Bardin. The results indicated that 58% of the courses offered Brazilian sign language, but that it was unavailable in teacher training courses. The course content covered topics such as the deaf community's culture, sign language and its linguistic structure, practical approaches to communication and inclusive policies and legislation. However, this reality existed alongside imprecise responses regarding organization of this component and professional education in sign language and its attributions.

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  • Dentistry
  • Health human resource training
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sign language

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  • Yanik Carla Araújo de Oliveira

  • Gabriela Maria Cavalcanti Costa

  • Alexsandro Silva Coura

  • Renata de Oliveira Cartaxo

  • Inacia Sátiro Xavier de França

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