Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
MACHADO, Maria de Fátima Antero Sousa et al. Integrality, health professional education, health education and SUS proposals: a conceptual review. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2007, vol.12, n.2, pp.335-342. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232007000200009.
We understand the integrality in people's care, groups and collectivity having the client as a historical, social and political subject, integrated to his family context, to the environment and the society in which he is inserted. In this scenery the importance of education actions in health is highlighted as an integrating strategy of a collective knowledge that translates in the individual his autonomy and emancipation. Based on this comprehension the study aims to reflect on the principle of the integrality as an axis director of the education actions in health. The education in health as a pedagogical and political process requests the development of a critical and reflexive thinking, allowing to reveal the reality and to propose transforming actions, while historical and social subject able to propose and to give opinions in the decisions of health for his own care, of his family and of the collectivity.
Keywords : Integrality; Education in health; Health promotion.