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RODRIGUES, Ana Áurea Alécio de Oliveira; SANTOS, Adriano Maia dos  and  ASSIS, Marluce Maria Araújo. Health community agent: subject of the buccal health practice in Alagoinhas, Bahia state. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.3, pp. 907-915. ISSN 1413-8123.

This study about the work of micro politics was carried out by the Buccal Health Team (ESB) in the Family Health Program (PSF) of Alagoinhas, Bahia State, and has as central theoretical purpose the specific and singular forms in the practice of daily work, using the technologies (hard, light-hard and light). The methodological trajectory is based on the historical-social current in view of a dialectic approach of qualitative nature. The techniques of data collection used were: semi structured interview, observation of the work process and documental analysis. The analysis of the data was oriented by the hermeneutics-dialectics, allowing to compare the different levels of analysis, articulating the theoretical with the empirical evidence. The results reveal that the Family Health Teams are multidisciplinary, but have still not developed an interdisciplinary work, hence occurring juxtaposition of skills. Each unit plans their work process according to the singularities of the social subjects, implementing different characteristics in how to welcome, inform, attend and refer. An effort in changing the work process can be perceived in the perspective of amplified clinic with the health community agent standing out as a social/collective subject.

Keywords : Community health agent; Family Health Program; Practices; Buccal health.

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