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Características necessárias de um profissional de saúde que trabalha com pacientes portadores de necessidades especiais: um contraste de visões de profissionais e alunos de odontologia, pais e cuidadores

Beatriz de Moura Pinto, Carla Jorge Machado () and Eliana Oliveira Sá
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Beatriz de Moura Pinto: IPSEMG
Carla Jorge Machado: Cedeplar-UFMG
Eliana Oliveira Sá: ESMIG

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Abstract: Motivation: To know the expectations of odontology professionals, including students, parents and caregivers of Special Needs Patients with respect to characteristics considered to be important of a health professional that deals with Special Needs Patients in his/her practice. Objective: To compare and contrast expectations of this four groups of respondents. Material and Method: Convenience Sample of 245 respondents in the City of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais interviewed by the end of 2002 and beginning of 2003. Opend-ended answers were divided into three meaningful groups of responses: "To Know How to Do" , "To Know How to Be" and "To Be". Analysis was done using the Fisher’s exact test. Conclusions: Odontologists (including students) and Parents and Caregivers have different views about what is needed in order for a health professional to deal with Special Needs Patients. Parents and Caregivers mentioned aspects related to "Know How to Be" (such as ‘love’, ‘patience’, ‘care’) at least once much more often than Odontologists did (including students) (85% versus 55% respectively). This difference was considered statistically significant (p

Keywords: special needs patients; odontology; health services (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 I19 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 17 pages
Date: 2004-08
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