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NARDI, Henrique Caetano; TITTONI, Jaqueline  and  RAMMINGER, Tatiana. Fragments of a health work genealogy: genealogy as a research technique. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.4, pp.1045-1054. ISSN 1678-4464.

The article aims to explore the influence of health work in subjectification processes. The notion of history commonly used in health-related scientific output is based on an evolutionist and developmental logic. As a counterpoint, the genealogical approach used in this article and based on Michel Foucault highlights the notions of discontinuity, event, and the production of truth as tools to rethink the ethical and political implications involved in the production of knowledge, practices, and subjects. To illustrate these aspects we sketch a health work genealogy, specifically in the field of mental health and HIV/AIDS work.

Keywords : Genealogy; Health Personnel; Mental Health.

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