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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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Abstract

TORRES, Cristina Katya Dantas; ESTRELA, Joseane de Fátima Madruga  and  RIBEIRO, Kátia Suely Queiroz Silva. Contribution of popular education in domiciliary physiotherapeutic attendance. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.5, pp. 1877-1879. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000500029.

The extension project of Physiotherapy in the Community is developed in the neighborhood of Grotão linked to the family health units, in the city of João Pessoa. The aim of this work is to value popular knowledge and practices. The domiciliary physiotherapeutical assistance to the light of the popular education, at the same time that it promotes assistance to the unassisted population, extends our vision of health as an educational process. In each domiciliary visit we observed the social reality of the popular layers and the problems these people face, reflecting in its state of health, being evident for us the partner-economic conditionants of the process health-illness. This is observed that when carrying out domiciliary consultation on the basis of the principles of the popular education, it extents the perspective of the performance of the physiotherapist. This is so, because it is an education based on the dialogue, that proposes the exchange between scientific and popular knowledge, motivating the perspective of a commitment to the health together with the community.

Keywords : Popular education; Physiotherapy; Home.

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