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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

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MELO, Mônica Cristina de et al. Education in health as a life quality promoter for elderly people. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, suppl.1, pp. 1579-1586. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000800031.

This article presents considerations on the education in health as a life quality promoter in order to reach actions and behavior conditions for the Brazilian elderly community health. From a literature review, it could be noticed that the educational work has as challenge the integration of the huge knowledge in human and biological areas to the common knowledge, improving new policies in the model of the health care system. The education in health reveals to be the link between the desires and expectations of this population for a better life and the projections and policies of the government to offer more efficient health care programs.

Keywords : Elderly people; Education in health; Quality of life.

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