[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: to report a classroom experience of using images to construct a reflective analysis on the paradigms that imbues the current health care models. Method: experience report on an academic activity called paradigms that permeate the health care model in the country of the discipline of Critical Analysis of Nursing Practice of the Post-Graduate Nursing Program/UFRN. A text basis and handmade drawing images were used as a methodological tool in the academic activity. Results: the educative practice based in storing up information had been replaced by a dialogic practice, where those involved played an active role in the knowledge construction. It is a dense topic that relates types of paradigms and health models that could be worked flexibly, enriching the space to knowledge construction. Conclusion: the practice allowed approximation in the group on reflective questions submitted during the teaching and learning process, permitting the participation of students, which contributed significantly, bringing out examples of their professional practice and seeking scientific support for arguments. The experience validated the use of strategies that contribute to the understanding of complex issues.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objectives: to characterize scientific production on oncologic pain on Portal da Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde (BIREME) from 2000 to 2008 regarding research method, language, year of publication, listed publication relating to pain evaluation and control. Methodology: bibliographic research performed through scientific articles available on BIREME, using “pain” and “cancer” descriptors on complete papers on the researched theme, published between 2000 and 2008, in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Results: 41.2% of the articles were literature revisions, in Portuguese (53%). Publications took place predominantly in the year 2003 (29%). The publications that included the most studies were Latino-americana de Enfermagem and Revista Escola de Enfermagem USP, both with 18%. The most researched study object was pain evaluation and control (41.2%). Conclusion: oncologic pain constitutes a worldwide problem, deserving the professionals’ attention. It is thus necessary to invest more on studies on the theme aiming to promote care and restore these patients’ quality of life.