Perceptions of teachers on their corporeality in nursing education: a phenomenological study

Dolores Ferreira de Melo Lopes, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi, Maria Cristina Pinto de Jesus, Mara Lúcia Garanhani, Alexandrina Aparecida Maciel Cardeli, Maria Elisa Wotzasek Cestari
2012 Online Brazilian Journal of Nursing  
The topic of corporeality is a significant attribute in nursing education, as it deals with human care education. Objective: To understand how a nursing teacher perceives his body in professional acting. Method: This research involves a qualitative study based on the philosophical work of Merleau-Ponty, it was undertaken in 2009 with ten teachers of nursing within a public university in the state of Paraná. Result: The nursing faculty demonstrate an awareness of the body in pedagogical practice
more » ... in addition to the biological aspects. They assign meanings to the body as a facilitator of interpersonal relationships and as a teaching tool, which reflect on both theoretical and practical learning. At the same time, they are aware of the impact of the work process on their lives and bodies. Conclusion: Recognizing oneself as corporeality and understanding one's professional relationship will enable a good standard of pedagogical work, providing better teacher-student, teacher-teacher and teacher-health staff interactions, as well as facilitating self-knowledge and interpersonal relationships in professional activities.
doi:10.5935/1676-4285.20120042 fatcat:g6glbbhtfbeeblpm6haetaakha