Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
CAMPOS, Rosana Onocko. Analysis of planning as a mediating device for institutional changes, based on a case study. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2000, vol.16, n.4, pp.1021-1030. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2000000400020.
This study analyzes the role of planning technologies in a changing institutional environment in which they are involved as a space for mediation. This is a qualitative study, in which planning technologies were compared with theoretical landmarks in public health. A case study was conducted at the Cândido Ferreira Health Service in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil. By way of conclusions, the author proposes a methodological approach to stimulate the use of planning technologies as a device for institutional change. The focus is on the importance of planning in establishing a dialogue with other theoretical corpora, such as institutional analysis, psychoanalysis, and public health.
Keywords : Institutional Changes; Health Planning; Planning.