SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.24 issue2Education, childhood and reading: contributions of the theory of civilizing processes by Norbert EliasThe propagation of new modes of regulation in the Brazilian educational system: Articulated Actions Plan and the relationships between schools and the federal government author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links



On-line version ISSN 1980-6248


OLIVEIRA, Ana Claudia Coelho de  and  SIQUEIRA, Vera Helena Ferraz de. The lonely infamous: how can the documentary entitled "Alone and Anonymous" contribute to debates on health education?. Pro-Posições [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.2, pp.147-164. ISSN 1980-6248.

This article presents reflections on health education, mainly related to the ethical and political formation of health professionals, inspired on Michel Foucault's ideas. It takes the documentary 'Alone and Anonymous', produced in 2007 by the anthropologist and professor Debora Diniz, as a trigger for such reflections, more particularly as it relates to the incidence of power over life represented on the tense relationship between an old patient and health care providers in a hospital scenario. It attempts to articulate Foucault's concepts with the notions of normal/pathological, health/disease, health risks and quality of life, which underlie practices and theories in the area of health education.

Keywords : health and education; health professional; Foucault, Michel; audiovisual expression; old Age.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License