Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8123
O'DWYER, Gisele; REIS, Daniela Carla de Souza y SILVA, Luciana Leite Gonçalves da. Integral care, a SUS (Brazilian Unified Health System) guideline for the sanitary surveillance. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, suppl.3, pp. 3351-3360. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000900010.
The sanitary surveillance (Visa) performs several practices, on different objects and its actions are guided by principles and guidelines of the SUS. It was done a critical reflection on the interaction conditions of practice in Visa, with a constitutional proposition of the SUS: integral care. The analysis was based on the theory of structuration (Giddens) that considers mobilization of structural resources as dimensions of social interaction, which would justify the legitimacy exercised since the standards. Have been analyzed the following categories: Visa and its insertion within the SUS; the integral care and the Visa; and political impediments. The Visa has been organized by National Health Surveillance Agency. Nowadays it has as sanitary responsibilities, communication with society and health promotion. The proposal of the literature concerning integral care is based on the assistance issue. The organization of the services in the different federative entities is the sense of integral care most adopted by Visa. Political impediments focus on the institutional renewal, on the conflicts of interest arena, on the distance between formulated policies and established practices and gaps concerning work management and the insufficiency of financial support.
Palabras clave : Sanitary surveillance; Integral care; Health policies.