Environmental Health and Nursing: Implementation of Educational Workshops with Employees of General Services

  • Paula Marciana Pinheiro de Oliveir University of International Integration Lusophone African-Brazilian
  • Maria Gleiciane Gomes Jorge
  • Gisele Mendes da Silva
  • Edmara Chaves Costa
  • Leilane Barbosa de Sousa
  • Monaliza Ribeiro Mariano
  • Gilmara de Lucena Beserra

Abstract

Background: to describe the contribution of educational workshops on environmental health for employees of general services at a public institution of higher education. Method: exploratory, descriptive research with a qualitative approach. For the collection, a questionnaire with subjective and objective questions was used, and the steps of pretest, educational workshop and post-test wereincluded in March and April 2015, with 55 employees. For data analysis,thematic and categories were prepared. Results: the themes consisted of the following: Interference of the environment where they live in their own health and the health of the family and community; Understanding of environmental health; Difficulty in maintaining the environment clean; and perception of the importance of hand hygiene. Conclusion: people have fragmented knowledge about the concept of clean environment and its importance in maintaining health on Earth. It was clear that, after the educational workshops on the theme, there was improvement in the individuals’ understanding on environmental health.

Published
Oct 12, 2016
How to Cite
PINHEIRO DE OLIVEIR, Paula Marciana et al. Environmental Health and Nursing: Implementation of Educational Workshops with Employees of General Services. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, oct. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1915>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2117.
Section
Nursing

Keywords

Environmental Health; Nursing; Health Education.