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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem

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OLIVEIRA, Caroline Pimenta de  and  KRUSE, Maria Henriqueta Luce. Humanization and its multiple discourses: an analysis from REBEn's content. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.1, pp.78-83. ISSN 0034-7167.

This study focuses the meanings and transformations of healthcare humanization along the time through a literature review. The analysis is pointed out by a reading hipothesis of Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem (REBEn) and inspired by the ideas of Michel Focault, specially his discourse concept. It was identified as discourse apperaring condition: the nursing professional characteristics, the association of humanization meaning to scientific knowledge and the re-affirmation of its traditional meaning related to the new health policies. As delimiting instance of discourse it is presented: nursing, government, and technology. It is also presented the sense attributed to humanization since 1970 decade until the present time.

Keywords : Nursing care; Delivery of health care; Nursing.

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