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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva

On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123


BARROS, Maria Elizabeth Barros de; GUEDES, Carla Ribeiro  and  ROZA, Monica Maria Raphael. Institutional support as a method of analysis-intervention in the context of public health policies: the experience in a general hospital. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.12, pp.4803-4814. ISSN 1678-4561.

The article addresses the elaboration of a method for analysis/intervention in the sphere of public health policies. It describes the introduction of the National Humanization Policy of the Unified Health System (SUS) in a general hospital. It proposes institutional support expressed as a method for doing things that seeks the creation of group action, work process analysis and involves examining work management methods. It relies on promotion of health, which implies the production of subjects. The promotion of health is a networking process that involves individuals, work processes, knowledge and power. The challenge of supporting this network is to foster the exercise of the role of individuals and summon the inherent creative potential of life for the construction of new ways of work management that are not new forms of subjection. The study aims to show that by means of institutional support it is possible to bring to the fore the forces involved in the promotion of health and thereby summon the groups for an analysis of its implications. The effects produced indicate that this is a powerful strategy for the intervention of work processes within the scope of public health policies.

Keywords : Public health policies; National Humanization Policy; Institutional support; Worker health.

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