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VASCONCELOS, Eymard Mourão. Spirituality within popular education in health. Cad. CEDES [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.79, pp.323-333. ISSN 0101-3262.

The spiritual dimension has always been present in most of the popular education practices, but without a clear recognized form of theoretical analysis. The theoretical instrument derived from studies of spirituality helps to better understand dimensions linked to emotions and symbols, which are central to the educative dynamic of those practices. This work tries to reflect on the signification of spirituality as an instrument and space of educative relationship in-between professionals and users of health services in their fights for health. Such a focus is usually not discussed in the predominant theoretical studies of this field.

Keywords : Spirituality; Popular education; Popular education in health; Spirituality in health.

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