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SILVA, Edil Ferreira da; BRITO, Jussara; NEVES, Mary Yale and ATHAYDE, Milton. Health promotion from work situations: points relating to an experience among public school workers. Interface (Botucatu) [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.30, pp. 107-119. ISSN 1807-5762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-32832009000300010.
The objective of this paper was to present and discuss what we are calling "health promotion from work situations". For this, an experience developed in the state of Rio de Janeiro and in the municipality of João Pessoa, Paraíba, was used: the "Health, Gender and Work Training Program for Public Schools". The start and end points for this experiment were tangible work situations. From an ergological perspective, this experiment involved synergic dialogue between the "poles" of experience and concepts, mediated by the ethical-epistemological pole, through forming expanded research communities. Performing the experiment gave rise (and has been giving rise) to the production of a variety of health promotion events, encompassing tangible modifications to the organization and work environment, changes in the ways to fight for healthcare and even modifications in the way that work and life are regarded.
Keywords : Health promotion; Work; Public school; Workers' health; Ergology.