Promoção da literacia em saúde em jovens adolescentes com comportamentos de risco

Translated title of the thesis: Health literacy promotion within young adolescents having risk behaviours
  • Margarida Isabel da Silva Carvalho (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This report was created in the context of the Master’s Degree in Nursing, under the Specialityof Infant and Paediatric Health at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Instituto de Ciências da Saúdede Lisboa.Currently, it is necessary to find, understand, and utilize the information and the different health services in the different life stages, hence health literacy holds a role of extreme importance. Adolescence is a time when numerous transformations of different nature occur, a time when the necessity of experimenting new sensations, limit transgression and own affirmation arises. Health literacy becomes then a priority in the scope of action for the specialist nurse working with young adolescents. With this in mind, it was defined for this academic work the following general objective:“To contribute for health literacy promotion within young adolescents having risk behaviours”. To accomplish this a brief conceptual and theoretical framework was carried out, aswell as a scoping review of the present theme. The results supported the activities that weredeveloped in the different contexts of the internship, contributing to a specialized evidence-based practice. The guiding line of thought that supported the interventions developed was the theoretical nursing framework of Betty Neuman Systems Model. In chronological order, the internship took place mostly in a hospital environment, namely Paediatric Emergency Service, Neonatal Special Intensive Care Unit and Paediatric Ward beginning September 9 and extending until December 18, 2020. The methodology used for the realization of this report was based on the description, analysis and critical reflection on the defined objectives, activities carried out in different contexts, among which i highlight the promotion of health literacy with young adolescentes using technology, as well as experiences and learning opportunities experienced along the way. Concluding, this report aims to mirror the acquisition of common skills inherent to the Specialist Nurse and the Specialist Child and Paediatric Health Nurse, underlying in the sense of creativity, responsibility, commitment and critical-reflective capacity.
Date of Award17 Nov 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMargarida Lourenço (Supervisor)


  • Literacy promotion
  • Adolescents
  • Risk behaviours
  • Nurse
  • Interventions


  • Mestrado em Enfermagem

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