Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1518-8345
OLIVEIRA, Beatriz Rosana Gonçalves de; COLLET, Neusa and VIERA, Cláudia Silveira. Humanization in health care. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.2, pp. 277-284. ISSN 1518-8345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692006000200019.
This study aims to reflect on humanization in health care, recovering the history of understanding about mankind, the human and humanity, until humanization in humanity and health. We discuss the national humanization program in hospital care and reflect on this proposal and on the issue of humanization in Brazilian health care nowadays. Communication is indispensable to establish humanization, as well as technical and material conditions. Both users and health professionals need to be heard, building a network of dialogues to think and promote singular humanization actions. For this process to take effect, there is a need to involve the whole that makes up the health service. This group involves different professionals, such as managers, public policy makers, professional councils and education institutions.
Keywords : health; delivery of health care; communication.