Humanidades Médicas e seu Lugar no Currículo: Opiniões dos Participantes do Cobem/2017

Jaqueline Santos Barboza, Helena Maria dos Santos Felício
2020 Revista Brasileira de Educação Médica  
Abstract: There is a growing perception that medical training with an exclusive focus on biological disciplines is insufficient for the understanding of the complexity and individuality of human illness. We start from the assumption that medical humanities make an important contribution to medical education, through references to expanded understanding of the health-disease process and to the organization of health care, that is, directed at humanization. This work sought to assess the
more » ... assess the perceptions of a group of students, teachers and coordinators of a medical course on the integration of the disciplines of medical humanities in the curricula of medical courses. The descriptive, quantitative and cross-sectional research consisted of the application of a structured questionnaire to a group of participants of the 55th Brazilian Congress of Medical Education (COBEM, Porto Alegre, RS, October/2017), considered to be a convenience sample. The event participants were approached during the intervals of the conferences and invited to answer a questionnaire that sought opinions on the insertion and the integration of the disciplines of the human sciences into the curricula of the medical courses. The questionnaire also contained the sample's characterization of the region of origin, the legal scope of the institution (private, public or confessional) and the role of the respondent (teacher, student or coordinator). A total of 234 (two hundred and thirty-four) individuals answered the questionnaires, which were submitted to descriptive statistical analysis. The analysis showed that the medical humanities are perceived as important for the medical formation, but there is no consensus about their being crucial for the acquisition of humanistic skills. There are interdisciplinary curricular experiences; however, not all of them perceive the subjects of humanities at different times in the medical curriculum or articulated with other disciplines. While interdisciplinary experiences are perceived more easily, the cross-sectional [...]
doi:10.1590/1981-5271v44.1-20190155 fatcat:l5avz5giafdqlp3s5appaktpye