Capacitar cuidadores de jovens com necessidades de saúde especiais
: adaptação à pandemia

  • Laurina Carlos Gomes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The pandemic caused by Covid-19 brought several changes to our way of life and, given this reality, it is important to invest in health education and health promotion in school settings. The school was the setting chosen for the community nursing intervention, developed in a CCU, and the selected target population was the caregivers of young people with special health needs.To contribute to health promotion, it is important to focus on health literacy. Therefore, within the scope of the specialty internship in community health and public health nursing, activities inherent to the community intervention project were developed using the health planning methodology according to (Imperatori & Giraldes, 1982) and Betty Neuman's theoretical framework. For the diagnosis of the situation, a questionnaire was applied to 13 caregivers (11 parents and 2 operational assistants) of the Learning Support Center of a Secondary School covered by the CCU. Based on the results, we defined as a priority the intervention in the nursing diagnosis related to the acquisition of knowledge about Covid-19, as well as the development of coping strategies.Based on the proposed objectives and goals, we used an educational intervention strategy using health education through jointly planned and executed health education sessions in both systems, with the purpose of empowering the caregivers of these young people to adapt to the pandemic context. Once the intervention was completed, an evaluation of the intervention followed, from which we highlight that it was possible to reinforce the caregivers' flexible lines of defense, i.e., it was possible to update and mobilize the target population's knowledge. The internship provided personal and professional enrichment and growth, promoting personal, professional, and educational change. It allowed for practical reflection and the pursuit of excellence in the profession through the acquisition of common skills of the specialist nurse and specific skills of Community Health Nursing and Public Health.
Date of Award11 Oct 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorElisa Maria Bernardo Garcia (Supervisor)


  • Community nursing
  • Health literacy
  • School health
  • Caregivers
  • Special health needs


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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