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MEYER, Dagmar Elisabeth Estermann. Colective process of knowledge production in health: an overview in hospital nursing practice. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.1, pp.95-99. ISSN 0034-7167.

The article presents some reflections based on the authors'participation in a workshop when the subject: colective processes of knowledge production in health was discussed. Based on other authors'ideas such as Michel Focault and Norbert Elias, the author's discussion concerns some dimensions over that process in a particular knowledge considering the hospital setting and also the position of specific nursing know-how in the context of professional practice (nursing records), with central focus in the work, the disease, and the sick body. In that direction the text is structured around three inter-related/dependent central questions: which knowledge configure nursing know how in hospital context? Which registered knowledge reinforce, legitimate and feed-back the nursing know how? How do this process accur, what and for who are those effects?

Keywords : Knowledge; Nursing care; Nursing service, hospital; Nursing records.

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