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LEMOS, Cristiane Lopes Simão. Ongoing Health Education in Brazil:education or ongoing management?. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2016, vol.21, n.3, pp.913-922. ISSN 1413-8123.

The scope of this study was to analyze the concept and principles of Ongoing Health Education (OHE) – the Brazilian acronym is PNEPS. The methodology was based on the analysis of documents from the Ministry of Health and related scientific articles. It was revealed that the concept of OHE transcends its pedagogical significance and is undergoing a service restructuring process in the face of the new demands of the model. Precisely at the time in which jobs are increasingly unstable and precarious, the Ministry of Health engages in discourse regarding innovative management, focusing on the issue of OHE. The idea is not one of ongoing education, but of ongoing management. Rather than being an instrument for radical transformation, OHE becomes an attractive ideology due to its appearance as a pedagogical novelty.

Keywords : Education in health; Human resources in healthcare; Healthcare policies.

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