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Title: Dentistry students' perceptions about an extramural experience with a Brazilian indigenous community
Authors: Bulgarelli, Alexandre Favero
Roperto, Renato Cassio
Mestriner, Soraya Fernandes
Mestriner, Wilson
Abstract: Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate dentistry students' perceptions about an extramural activity designed to deliver dental care to an indigenous community. Materials and Methods: This was a qualitative investigation involving 4 students of dentistry who had just had the experience of delivering treatment to indigenous Brazilian people. These students answered questions about the relevance of the experience to their personal and professional lives. We performed Content Analysis to data treatment and it was analysed by Social Representation Theory. Results: Two social representations were reached: a) Being capable to promote oral health; b) Facing human feeling and respect each other.Conclusion: We concluded that participation in an extramural project improves the students' understanding of primary health care in dentistry. Such experiences help students develop a sense of cultural respect, comprehensive care, and to understand patients in their totality as social beings with their own values, beliefs, and attitudes regarding oral health care.
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Primary Health
Social Representations
Keywords: Doenças e Agravos Não Transmissíveis
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde Bucal
Pessoal da Saúde
Atenção à Saúde
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Indian Society for Dental Research (ISDR)
Citation: BULGARELLI, Alexandre Favero; ROPERTO, Renato Cassio; MESTRINER, Soraya Fernandes; MESTRINER, Wilson. Dentistry students' perceptions about an extramural experience with a Brazilian indigenous community. Indian Journal of Dental Research, v. 23, n. 4, p. 498, 2012
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.4103/0970-9290.104957
ISSN: 0970-9290
Copyright: open access
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