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Identidades e diferença: constituição de trabalhadores na saúde mental

Mental health workers: weaving identities and differences
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Fátima Guareschi, Neuza Maria; Guazzelli Bernardes, Anita

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Abstract The article discusses the production of identities, differences & power relations in mental health institutions. The study focuses on the new constitution of public policies, which involve the activities that mental health workers in contact with people who look for this health services. The main purpose of these public policies is that assistant nurses in general become workers in mental health services. The work is based on the concepts of identities & difference derived from the field of Cultural Studies & from a Foucaultian approach. The analysis is constructed upon interviews with assistants nurses, men & women who work in a psychiatric hospital in the public service in the city of Porto Alegre. Also, the law 9716 of 1992 that deals with psychiatric reform in mental health work helps the discussion of the problem.
Classification Psychological Disorders, Mental Health Treatment and Prevention; Occupational Research, Occupational Sociology
Free Keywords Power; Mental Health Services; Health Professions; Mental Hospitals; Public Policy; Nurses; Identity
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2002
Page/Pages p. 1-17
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2002) 2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications