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ANDRADE, Maria Angélica Carvalho; ARTMANN, Elizabeth  and  TRINDADE, Zeidi Araujo. Humanization health at emergency service in a public hospital: comparison on social representation of professional before and after training. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, suppl.1, pp.1115-1124. ISSN 1678-4561.

This article presents the results of a study of the type before and after training in Shelter with Risk classification compared to the humanization of social representations of health among 111 health professionals in an emergency hospital. Data collection was performed using the technique of free evocation and analysis was done using the EVOC software. The results showed changes in the symbolic meaning attributed to terms inducers towards incorporation of the right perspective in the representation of the Unified Health System, the translation of Humanization in health as Shelter, and the progression of understanding the Shelter, the humanistic focus to the qualification of processes of care of the users demand at emergencies. The results indicate that the differences found in the core before and after training were due to an apprenticeship, which based in peripheral elements, was able to question the core elements and interchange between the central and peripheral system, recognizing the functional complementarity between these two systems and the relationships between representations and practices. However, the method does not assert the persistence of such changes in the social representations of the objects studied in depth or measure the changes in daily practices.

Keywords : Humanization of assistance; Public health; Health policies; Social representation.

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