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@article{ Thiollent2012,
 title = {Participatory Methodology and Action Research in the Area of Health},
 author = {Thiollent, Michel Jean-Marie and Toledo, Renata Ferraz de},
 journal = {International Journal of Action Research},
 number = {2},
 pages = {142-158},
 volume = {8},
 year = {2012},
 issn = {1861-1303},
 urn = {},
 abstract = {"This paper aims to promote reflection on the viability and applicability of
participatory methodologies, particularly action research, in the area of
health. First it shows the human action which is socially conditioned and
encompasses many different aspects is the main source of knowledge in
action research. Then the paper discusses the objectivity and the scientific
nature of this methodology, and its relevance to restoring the human dimension
to health care. The conversion of biological and medical facts
into collective actions is another issue highlighted by providing examples
of how sanitary harmful consequences in terms of environmental or epidemiological
issues can be reversed into social mobilisation and actions
like education, prevention, health promotion and empowerment. It also
intends to show how the use of this methodology in the university context
through teaching activities, continuing educational, research projects and
community based programs. Finally it concludes that action research
offers special importance to build transformative actions and to make
improvements on living conditions and health, as well as it is necessary to
deal with health system failures." (author's abstract)},
 keywords = {Gesundheitsförderung; Aktionsforschung; health care; action research; health promotion; Gesundheitsversorgung}}