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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.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-73072013000200011.

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.

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