Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
TAVARES LUNA, Izaildo et al. EDUCATIONAL ACTIONS DEVELOPED BY BRAZILIAN NURSES WITH ADOLESCENTS VULNERABLE TO STD/AIDS. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 43-55. ISSN 0717-9553. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95532012000100005.
The research aimed to characterize the publications produced and synthesize their contribution to the orientation of educational actions developed by Brazilian nurses with adolescents in vulnerable situation to STD/AIDS through integrative review of literature. The searching for articles used descriptors indexed to Health Sciences descriptors and Medical Subject Heading, so six articles were selected. The synthesis of the studies showed that the group work promotes the integration of the individuals involved in the process, the exchange of experiences and information, and the awareness based on the use of methodologies like Paulo Freire’s and the systematic thought of Operative Group that sensitizes the individual to the change of behavior and, consequently, to improve the quality of life. The integrative review allowed us to visualize the adolescents’ need of knowing the ways to prevent STD/AIDS and safely develop sexuality, as well as acquiring knowledge concerning the importance of the research to prioritize the nurses’ educational actions, since nurses should perform their role as health educator in all the places of professional performance.
Palabras clave : Health education; adolescent health; vulnerability; sexually transmitted diseases; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.