Saúde e Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1290
REIS, Alberto Olavo Advincula; MARAZINA, Isabel Victoria e GALLO, Paulo Rogério. The humanization in health as a freedom instance. Saude soc. [online]. 2004, vol.13, n.3, pp. 36-43. ISSN 0104-1290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902004000300005.
The text presents the politics of Humanization in Health from the point of view of the logic that gives support to it, i.e., as an action of the actors' singularity implicated in the process of Health production. The analysis points to the fact that the practices devoted to health attention, when in consonance with the prescriptions of the utilitarian logic reflect an authoritarian order, but also produce reduced, fragmented and incapacitated subjects. The humanization in the field of Health is considered as a political possibility of altering that logic and of establishing within the institutions spaces of freedom capable to hold, to aid, to sustain and to give a different meaning to the presence and professionals providing health actions, as well as managers and patients, considering their subjective and singular dimensions.
Palavras-chave : Humanization in Health; Subjectivity; Mental Health.