Criação de um programa de formação contínua para auxiliares de ação direta em contexto residencial para pessoas idosas

  • Rosa Manuela Pereira Abreu (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The rapid aging of societies has made Nursing Homes for Older People into oneof the main social responses in Portugal in providing care to older people. In thiscontext, Auxiliares de Ação Direta (AAD) appear as main ators in the provision of careand attention to residents. Lack of knowledge about the aging process, physical,psychological and social changes, as well as the representations, feelings and emotionsdeveloped in relation to old age, limit these professional’s work to the need to complywith the routines imposed by the institutions. This work aims to develop a continuingtraining program for AAD in an institutional context, assuming it as a management tool capable of providing human resources with the necessary skills to provide care thattakes into account the individual's identity and needs. Simultaneously, it can provideprofessionals with strategies that help them to face the difficulties underlying their dailyprofessional practice. To respond to this problem, a project methodology was chosen.The analysis of the needs diagnosis resulted in the creation of three training courses: Death and Mourning, Conflict Management, Family Relations.
Date of Award20 Jan 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio Manuel Fonseca (Supervisor)


  • Aging
  • Care
  • Training
  • Auxiliar de ação direta


  • Mestrado em Gerontologia Social Aplicada

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