versão ISSN 1727-8120
To develop the students' respect to psychiatric patients is among the formative objectives of the educational project for the subject Psychiatry. We carried out a descriptive, cross-sectional, quantitative-qualitative study with 65 fifth-year- Medicine students, who were surveyed at the end of the Psychiatry rotation to assess the achievement of objectives. Results showed that students consider alcoholic patients worthy of respect, consideration, and rights. Most students stated that communities are the best environment for managing mental conditions and family doctors should be the ones to assist some of these cases. At the end of the rotation, the preparation for educating communities in order to accept and respect mentally ill persons was satisfactory. Finally, students provided the difficulties interfering with the assistance of psychiatric patients within the community. In general, objectives are achieved.
Palavras-chave : Subject Psychiatry; educational objectives.